Deputies stop park vandalism suspects

Wyandotte County Sheriff’s deputies have stopped park vandalism suspects at City Park, 26th and Park Drive.

According to a news release from the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a tip that an individual was “tagging” the restrooms at City Park at about 3 p.m. Thursday, April 28.

Deputies responded and detained several individuals attempting to leave the area, according to the news release.

Information from the tipster led to the identification of the suspect and an arrest, the sheriff’s spokesman stated in the release.

“With the assistance of the public, we were able to actively address an ongoing vandalism problem in our area park facilities,” the spokesman stated in the release. “As we reach peak season for park usage, let’s continue to report illegal activities in our community parks.”

The Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office will continue its enforcement efforts in and around community parks, the spokesman stated.

Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation may contact 911 or the Crime Stoppers TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS, the spokesman stated. All tips remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.