By LeAnn R. Ralph
COLFAX — It all started with reports of gunshots in the Village of Colfax at 4:32 a.m. on Sunday, August 4.
When Dunn County sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene, they discovered a road sign had been shot and that several mailboxes had been damaged.
The person who called in the report of gunshots also reported seeing the suspect’s vehicle drive through a yard and intentionally hit a mailbox, according to a news release from the sheriff’s department.
While the deputies were in Colfax, two more callers reported mailbox vandalism on county Highway BB and 800th Avenue near southern Tainter Lake.
When the deputies investigated further, they discovered that numerous mailboxes had been damaged in the Town of Colfax and the Town of Tainter.
In addition, deputies discovered that mail had been removed from several mailboxes along 800th Avenue and 850th Avenue and had been strewn throughout the roadway.
According to the news release, the suspect vehicle is described as a red, early 2000s model Ford F150 half-ton pickup truck with a regular cab. A second vehicle also was observed traveling behind the Ford pickup truck, but no description is available.
The case remains under investigation by the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the sheriff’s department at (715) 232-1348 or Dunn County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-DUNN.
Information can also be submitted online by visiting www.DunnCountySheriff.com and clicking on “Crime Stoppers.”
Although a voicemail was left at the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday, August 8, asking if there was additional information available about the case, the call had not yet been returned by press time.