Five juveniles faces vandalism charges


By Kelly Rich



The sign was painted as you enter the City Park.


Handicap signs were painted over.


One of the fiber optic pedestals that was painted.


Five juveniles allegedly broke into the football field house at Pat Parker Memorial Field and stole two cases of blue paint on Sunday, January 15, 2017.

According to the incident report, on January 18th, 2017, Stacy Woodard of the Lafayette Police Department, spoke with Mr. Gregory, the custodian, who stated that Monday afternoon somebody came and told him that the gate at the football field had been torn down. After he got there upon inspection Gregory found that two cases of paint were missing. After Woodard left, he found blue paint on several mailboxes at an apartment building, on the street and on one vehicle.

Woodard was then dispatched to the City Park area where he observed someone sprayed blue paint on several signs and the basketball court. He also noticed that the fiber optic pedestals around the park had the same color of paint on them. Woodard then drove up Polston Avenue and found several mailboxes with paint on them and discovered paint inside the old Lafayette Manufacturing building.

Lt. Jason Roberts stated, “It all started Sunday night, Jan. 15th, at the football field house beside the Lafayette Elementary School. You could just follow the trail of blue paint, from fire hydrants, stops signs, and the street. Then on Tuesday night, Jan. 17th there was more damage at City Park, Polston Ave., and to the inside of the old Lafayette Manufacturing building. With the help of SRO Terry Atkins, five juveniles were identified. There have been multiple victims, there have been 17 different individuals who have reported damages. The estimated cost of all the damages is over $4,000. Charges are pending.”

The sign was painted as you enter the City Park.
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_IMG_6035.copy_-1.jpgThe sign was painted as you enter the City Park.

Handicap signs were painted over.
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_IMG_6038-1.jpgHandicap signs were painted over.

One of the fiber optic pedestals that was painted.
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_IMG_6041-1.jpgOne of the fiber optic pedestals that was painted.

By Kelly Rich

Reach Kelly Rich at 615-666-2440.

Reach Kelly Rich at 615-666-2440.

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