Teens accused of smashing 53 mailboxes in Schaumburg

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Two teens from Hoffman Estates are charged with smashing dozens of mailboxes in Schaumburg.

Police arrested 19-year-old Eric Beck, and a 17-year-old boy, early Monday morning.

They say one of the boys drove, while the other used a pipe to smash the mailboxes from the passenger’s seat. As many as 53 were damaged.

Beck was released on bond.

The other teen was released to his parents.

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4 comments

  • John

    Back in the 60’s these two would pled guilty, and there sentence would have been the U.S. Army, then Viet Nam. Junior Beck looks like he needs a good kick in the rear, but times have changed, I doubt he U.S. Army would want him.

    • Keely Hurst

      Yep.. I know what you mean. I was married to this kid’s uncle, and I knew him when he was born. His mother “Doreen Beck” had the nerve to tell me I raised my three (now adult) children wrong and that if they turned out okay, it would be in spite of me. All three of my children went to college and now have excellent office jobs, that pay very well. Not one of them has ever been arrested for any reason at all. They are 37, 31 and 28 years old.
      Doreen’s first son “Kyle” seems to have vanished off the face of the earth. Possibly in prison or ran away. (or deceased) No one has him on Facebook in their family. His step dad “Richard Beck” was way too strict with him, and he’d act out frequently. Then, here we have Eric Beck… who looks a lot like the rest of the male Becks. Big and oafish looking.

      The elders idea of getting into trouble? “Don’t get caught”.. I can’t tell you how many times I heard that saying in their family. When they do something wrong.. the elders laugh and say “Dont get caught”. Many of their men in the family do drugs.. and actually encourage each other.. and they have commented that they believe most people do drugs.

      I am sure this is just the beginning of Eric’s criminal career. He will be on the police blotter again I’m sure. Next it will be damaging larger property that belongs to others. After all.. the other motto these people have; “It’s not mine” when they mistreat or break someone else’s property. NO respect for others or their property.