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Vandals trash bathrooms at two city parks

Honolulu police are investigating vandalism of bathrooms at two city parks this past weekend.

In one of the men’s bathrooms at Sandy Beach Park, the sinks were torn out of the wall, and drains, urinal valves and toilet paper dispensers were broken, the city said in a news release. The perpetrators also burned a trash container.

At Makakilo Community Park, vandals marred a city van and the exterior of the recreation center with “profanity-laced graffiti,” the city said.

Crews have begun to repair the damaged bathroom at Sandy Beach. Meanwhile, a second comfort station on the Makapuu side of the park is closed due to renovations. That restroom is being partially demolished while crews renovate the exterior of the building, including walls, plumbing and the roof.

The city provided three portable bathroom facilities while the renovations are being made. “The city is determining if more is needed in light of the recent vandalism,” the city said.

“These are senseless acts that waste taxpayer money and hurt local families who want to visit the beach or participate in recreational activities,” Mayor Kirk Caldwell said in a news release. “These criminal acts will be prosecuted to the fullest extent possible, and I hope anyone with information about who may have done this comes forward so the vandal or vandals can be arrested immediately.”

Anyone with information about these crimes are asked to call police or CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.

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