Vandals use fireworks to severely damage Martin County parks

While most of us spent our holiday weekend enjoying the fireworks displays, someone in Martin County found other uses for fireworks in county parks. “Looks like someone put some powerful fireworks down the toilets and blown some commodes out of the bathrooms,” said Major John Budensiek of the Martin County Sheriff’s Office. In all, the sheriff’s office received six different reports of vandalism in four different parks: Mary Brogan, Jock Leighton, Pendarvis Cove and Sandsprit. Investigators found graffiti and extensive damage to sinks, soap dispensers and toilets. ‘Some have been blown off the wall,’ says Budensiek. “Some of the fireworks have been flushed down the toilet, so we don’t know what kind of damage was in the pipes and pipes below the surface.” The sheriff’s office estimates the total damage at approximately $10,000. Many who use the parks said the vandalism just makes them angry. “It’s really said that people have no respect, and they don’t take care of all the benefits they have,” said Maura Sesin, who was enjoying the Sandsprit park with her grandchildren. does (makes me angry),” said Anna D’Amato as she walked her dog through the park. ‘Cause who’s paying this to fix it? U.S. The taxpayer. “Detectives said they hope it doesn’t come to that. They’re checking security cameras in the parks, hoping to find those responsible, arrest them and make them pay for the damage they’ve caused.” these parks”, says Budensiek. “I’m going to practice different kinds of sports in these parks. This is an extension of us. And someone has violated us by destroying our parks.” Budensiek said they believe the same person or persons are responsible for all the damage. If you have any information about the vandalism, please call Detective Ben Lisle at 772-631-4480.

While most of us spent our holiday weekend enjoying the fireworks displays, someone in Martin County found other uses for fireworks in county parks.

“It looks like someone put powerful fireworks down the toilets and blown some commodes out of the bathrooms,” said Major John Budensiek of the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

In all, the sheriff’s office received six different reports of vandalism in four different parks: Mary Brogan, Jock Leighton, Pendarvis Cove and Sandsprit.

Detectives found graffiti and extensive damage to sinks, soap dispensers and toilets.

“Some of them were blown off the wall,” Budensiek said. “Some of the fireworks have been flushed down the toilet, so we don’t know what kind of damage was in the pipes and pipes below the surface.”

The sheriff’s office estimates the total damage at approximately $10,000.

Many who use the parks said the vandalism only makes them angry.

“It’s really said that people don’t respect each other, and they don’t take in all the benefits they have,” said Maura Sesin, who was enjoying the Sandsprit park with her grandchildren.

“Yeah, it does (makes me mad),” said Anna D’Amato as she walked her dog through the park. ‘Cause who’s paying this to fix it? U.S. The taxpayers.”

Investigators said they hope it doesn’t come to that.

They check security cameras in the parks, hoping to find those responsible, arrest them and make them pay for the damage they have caused.

“My children play in these parks,” says Budensiek. “I’m going to practice different kinds of sports in these parks. This is an extension of us. And someone has violated us by destroying our parks.”

Budensiek said they believe the same person or persons are responsible for all the damage.

If you have any information about the vandalism, please call Detective Ben Lisle at 772-631-4480.

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