Lakewood police search for vandals who blew up mailbox with fireworks
LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Kathy Walters has lived in a Lakewood neighborhood near Highway 285 and South Kipling Street for decades. She says it’s peaceful and mostly quiet, which is why Wednesday night took her by surprise. “It was so sudden and so big, it made me jump,” Walters said. Walters went outside after hearing dozens of loud pops and saw a plume of smoke billowing over her neighbors' trees across the street. When the smoke cleared, brick and concrete was sprawled out across South Hoyt Circle.