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Mailbox Explosion Alarms Richland Residents

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RICHLAND, Wash.-- Some Richland residents say they were victims of a string of vandalism. Police responded to an explosion on the 1100 block of Lethbridge in Richland Saturday night.

Police say a mailbox exploded and several Christmas decorations were damaged. Police also say neighbors don't know why someone would do this.

"They're all concerned that this activity is occurring in their neighborhood of course," said Tom Croskrey, Investigative Officer for Richland Police Department. "They're mystified at their ornaments being destroyed and torn apart and we're looking into that, trying to develop suspect information," he said.

The mailbox has been replaced and neighbors rushed to fix the holiday decorations that were vandalized. They say this is usually a pretty quiet community and the crime has taken them by surprise.