Lowell Police Need Help Finding Vandals Who Trashed Park Bathrooms
Vandals trashed bathrooms in one of the city parks in Lowell and police are looking for the public's help in catching the hooligans.
People who destroy public and private property are the worst. Vandalism is one of the truly senseless crimes that is a waste of everyone's time and money. Most of the time vandalism is not planned and rather spontaneous but that doesn't make it right or fair to the people or community who own what is vandalized.
Vandals Destroy Bathrooms in Lowell
Stoney Lakeside Park is a really nice park located at 1200 Bowes Road, Lowell, Michigan. This is a park that many of the locals use. Many take their dogs daily to the dog park, while others take their kids to play, use the skatepark, picnics, cookouts, and go to the beach.
Vandals have caused the bathrooms to be temporarily closed.
One thing you notice in many of the pictures that were taken of the damage left behind by the vandals is the graffiti has a similar theme to the crown and the writing below. This is obviously something someone has drawn several times since the graphic is so consistent. You may have seen this written on a kid's notebook or on drawings. Maybe it is the sign of a group or even a gang but if you are familiar with this artwork and who may have created it, or you know who did the vandalism, you are urged to contact the Lowell Police Department at 616-897-7120.
Authorities believe the vandalism has taken place over the last week.
WOOD-TV reported that City Manager Michael Burns said, "They pulled the sinks off the walls. They pulled the mirrors off the walls and just did damage in the bathrooms. Spitballs are all over the place. They graffitied the bathrooms, the skate park, spray painted a bunch of areas."
This kind of vandalism takes time and probably happened after hours when people typically do not use the park.
The city was forced to shut down the bathrooms until things can be cleaned and repaired. One of the vandals urinated in the hand dryer, the sinks, and all over the floor which absolutely disgusting.
Kids were seen running out of the restrooms when city workers stopped by to check on the bathrooms.
Police do have an idea of who the vandals are so more than likely they will be caught.
WOOD-TV reported that Burns said, "We're going to catch you. We're coming after you. You will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. We will come after you and will seek restitution.