‘Christmas Lights Grinch’ costing victims money, holiday spirit

In the Oak Ridge Community in Palm City, someone cut the power cords to Christmas lights on the exit and entrance gates to the community. (Source: MCSO)

From The Martin County Sheriff’s Department: It’s that time of year, the sights and sounds of Christmas fill communities throughout our area.

But someone is snuffing out the sparkle of the holiday cheer by stealing or damaging Christmas lights at homes and community entrances.

Within a few days, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office has responded to four separate incidents involving the theft or vandalism of Christmas lights.

Someone unplugged and stole a lawn laser display light from a home 169th Avenue in Indiantown, the following day two more laser light displays were stolen from a home on SW Three Wood Way also in Indiantown.

In the Oak Ridge Community in Palm City, someone cut the power cords to Christmas lights on the exit and entrance gates to the community.

While deputies were taking that report, two other residents said their lights were also damaged in the same manner.

In Pinecrest Lakes in Jensen Beach there was a report that Christmas decorations were being vandalized, and now residents have requested extra patrols.

It’s unknown if the incidents are related, but all of the occurrences have put a damper on some holiday spirit.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone to call us if and when you see or here anything suspicious, especially at night, when most of the instances are taking place.

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