Juveniles arrested for vandalizing Rock Falls park
Veteran’s Park vandalized numerous times
ROCK FALLS, Illinois(KWQC) - Rock Falls police said juveniles are responsible for numerous incidents of vandalism in the city’s Veteran’s Park.
Officials said Thursday the park has been the target of repeated incidents of damage over the past few months. Several monuments, flag poles and buildings at the park have been vandalized, resulting in more than $10,000 worth of damage.
Police said the juveniles also damaged a security camera. However, police were able to recover images from the damaged camera, which helped identify the juveniles. Their names are not being released because they are minor, according to police.
The park is owned by the city and city officials, along with Rock Falls Police Officers who are military veterans who are volunteering to help clean up and restore the damaged items. One of the items that were vandalized is a granite memorial for Pearl Harbor, according to police. Volunteers are trying to clean the graffiti, but have been told the memorial may be permanently damaged.
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