The Leitchfield Firefighter Park’s Pavilion was vandalized once again on the night of Wednesday, May 29.
The Leitchfield Police Department reported that the perpetrator(s) took mud from the ground surrounding the Park’s splash pad and threw it all around the Pavilion and playground equipment.
In addition, Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason said Wednesday night’s vandalism was the second night in a row in which the perpetrator(s) vandalized the Pavilion.
Thomason said the perpetrator(s) also damaged one of the Pavilion’s water fountains by twisting its pipe in a bind.
In relation to these most recent acts of vandalism, Leitchfield Police Chief Kevin Henderson said, “We have a couple people of interest we’ll be interviewing.”
Thomason said, “We just wish the people would have a little respect, so the little kids could have a place to play.”
The smearing of mud on the Park Pavilion occurred a matter of days after the LPD’s announcement that three juveniles have been charged with Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree in relation to another recent incident of vandalism at the Firefighter Park Pavilion.
The LPD’s investigation into the previous vandalism revealed that the juveniles had gone to Firefighter Park and, while there, decided to write their names on the walls, according to a press release from the LPD.
All three juveniles stated that they did not realize their actions might cause permanent damage to the facility, the release read.
Leitchfield Tourism Director Ilsa Johnson said to combat the recent acts of vandalism, City Officials will be meeting next week to check on the cost of installing a security camera and security lights at the Park’s Pavilion.