A Wells official says a string of recent vandalism in his city isn’t uncommon and often occurs elsewhere in other cities.
“It’s an ongoing issue and it does get frustrating sometimes, repeatedly replacing water fountains and stolen items,” says City Administrator CJ Holl.
In a posting on the city’s website, officials report a sink was torn off the wall of the restroom at Half Moon Park. And, water fountains have been destroyed numerous times.
While no damage estimates have been determined or are considered to be costly, Holl says they are aggravating to deal with.
Vandals have also reportedly tipped over and stolen items from the golf course, including tee markers, flags, new sand trap signage and rakes.
City officials say recent parties at shelters have left a mess of garbage and in one incident, cake was smeared allover walls.
Holl says installing security cameras throughout the city would be impractical, however, there are some at the compost site and golf course clubhouse area.
“We want to make people aware and report things,” says Holl. “Like if they see a water fountain being carried down the 9th fairway. Yes, that happened!”
Anyone with information on the vandalism is asked to contact the police department by calling (507) 553-5824.