One thing more unwelcome than a bill in one's mailbox may be a firecracker, as a string of Menlo Park residents discovered last week.
A red pickup truck reportedly fled the scene after explosions dented and destroyed two Menlo Park mailboxes, one on North Lemon Avenue and another on Cotton Street, shortly after 9 p.m. on June 14.
A day earlier, a mailbox blew up on San Mateo Drive around 9 p.m. Police suspect fireworks caused all three explosions.
So far no one's been hurt by the vandalism. Suspect information remains scarce, although a witness spotted a man leaning out of the passenger side window of the red pickup truck shortly before the Cotton Street incident.
Police ask anyone with information about the crimes to call Menlo Park police at 330-6300 or the anonymous tip line at 330-6395.