Frequent vandal to Lake Tye Park annoying city
Update: Police confirm a suspect was located. Details soon.
MONROE — A graffiti vandal lately has been marking up the bathrooms at Lake Tye Park on a frequent basis.
Problems like these could be caught on video soon. The city will be adding video cameras to protect parks later this summer, city parks director Mike Farrell said. (The cameras won't be inside bathrooms, but could watch the outside.)
Police don’t have a suspect yet, but have increased patrols, Police Department spokesman Cmdr. Paul Ryan said. Officers routinely visit Lake Tye Park as part of their patrols, but now are deliberately checking the bathrooms, Ryan said.
The vandal hit multiple days in a row two weeks ago and last week.
Only the bathrooms are being tagged, Ryan said. Parks department staff are finding the graffiti and have been painting it over.
The graffiti is not gang-related, and mostly references the tagger’s moniker, Ryan said. “It’s not elaborate stuff,” Ryan said.
The video cameras will be installed at Lake Tye Park, Sky River Park and Lewis Street Park, Farrell said. The city began talking about video systems in 2020 to aid police in deterring vandalism.
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