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Kauai police look for vandals who damaged park synthetic turf


Kauai police are looking for the person or persons responsible for damaging synthetic turf at Puhi Park playground last week.

According the Kauai Department of Parks and Recreation, a large portion of turf was cut away and hauled off.

Similar vandalism occurred in June at Anne Knudsen park in Koloa.

The county spent approximately $12,000 to resurface the parks in the recent years. The recent vandalism will cost an estimated $2,600 to repair.

“There are replacement costs and manpower requirements, all of which are borne by the taxpayer,” said parks and recreation director Lenny Rapozo.

“In addition, the time spent tending to these projects means time taken away from another parks project.”

 Anyone with information regarding vandalism at county parks is urged to call Kauai police dispatch, 241-1711, or CrimeStoppers, 241-1887.

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