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Reward Offered for Park Vandals

(La Porte, IN) - The City of La Porte is offering a cash reward in hopes of solving an act of vandalism.


A soft grassy area next to a parking lot at Kesling Park was left with ruts from tires sometime Friday or early Saturday morning. Mayor Tom Dermody blamed the damage on a driver doing "burnouts" at one of the many parks that are a real asset to the city.


“Unacceptable. I apologize to the community that we got people here that don’t want to enjoy or respect what makes us special,” Dermody said.

The cash reward is $250 for an arrest and conviction is the case. Dermody suggested that any sentencing should include repairing the damage and working in the parks for free during the summer. The police department can be reached at 219-362-9446.


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