Vandals sought for graffiti at New Caney park

By Samantha Ptashkin - Reporter

NEW CANEY, Texas - The Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constable's Office is asking for your help to identify the person or people responsible for vandalizing a community park.

Bull Sallas Park is located at 21679 McClesky Road in New Caney. It serves many functions in the community, from hosting baseball and football games to the annual Livestock Show and Rodeo.

A maintenance worker spotted the vandalism Monday morning. Vandals used red spray paint to mark drinking fountains, concession stand windows, playground equipment, athletic equipment and park signage. The same unidentifiable symbol was found on each piece of equipment.

Local 2 has blurred out the images because the Precinct 4 Constable's Office is not sure yet if the symbol is gang related.

According to Precinct 4, the vandal or vandals caused about $1,500 in damage.

"It's like they have nothing better to do with their time than to destroy something that probably means nothing to them," said Sheina Quaid.

She likes to bring her young daughter to the park once or twice a week. On Tuesday afternoon they fed the ducks as maintenance crews tried cleaning up the graffiti.

"That is mean because it's destroying the park for the community kids," said 10-year-old Luckie Poppenhusen.

At this point Precinct 4 is guessing teens are responsible for the vandalism. If it's an adult, that person could face up to two years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

Anyone with information should call Montgomery County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP.

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