Nassau, Suffolk homeowners frustrated by serial vandalism targeting vinyl fences

There have been several recent reports to police of these types of fences being vandalized across Long Island.

News 12 Staff

Nov 20, 2020, 10:32 PM

Updated 1,302 days ago

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There's a growing concern among Nassau and Suffolk homeowners after many vinyl fences have been damaged by vandals.
There have been several recent reports to police of these types of fences being vandalized across Long Island.
Syosset resident Debra Laddin-Glass says she will need to inspect her vinyl fence more often. “I have cameras, I’m going to put them back up," she says. "I can’t let my dog out.”
Nassau police say one homeowner on Morris Drive in Syosset reported their fence vandalized and two in Jericho on Friendly Lane and Forrest Drive.
These incidents are on top of several fences that News 12 reported about earlier this week that were vandalized in Plainview and Old Bethpage.
Neha Dalal, of Old Bethpage, says her fence has been targeted numerous times. She says each time it has cost her $300.
“Really frustrating…It’s getting more expensive and expensive each time this happens," Dalal says.
Laddin-Glass believes it’s because people have been cooped up for so long this year.
She says, “There’s nothing for them to do. They’re bored with the pandemic. I think people are getting antsy." She says she just hopes this doesn’t become a popular trend.
Four teens were arrested last month in Suffolk County for allegedly damaging a couple of fences in Smithtown. They were charged with criminal mischief.


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