Vandals damage building

LYNDEBOROUGH – Sometime during Saturday night, vandals broke into the clubhouse at Pinnacle Mountain Fish and Game Club off Cemetery Road. Damage is estimated at about $10,000, including broken windows, doors, furniture and appliances, a television and a microwave oven. Damage was also done to an outbuilding used for trap and skeet.

An undetermined amount of cash and several other items were taken.

The incident is under investigation by both Lyndeborough and state police.

Club President Al Menard of New Boston said, to his knowledge, “We’ve never had a bit of vandalism before. We are insured, but we’re just getting into how much this is going to cost.”

He called it “just vandal damage. Everything that had a lock on it, they busted. Luckily we don’t have much on the premises to steal. It was just senseless.”

The club will begin the job of cleaning it up this weekend, Menard said, now that the investigators are through. “It will be a big job.”

The club was formed in the early 1940s and has more than 250 memberships, who include both singles and families.

Police Chief Jim Basinas said, “We are following some leads into this burglary and several other calls for vandalism to property that have occurred over the past few weeks.”

That vandalism includes damage to several cars and mailboxes.