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Parks and Rec Dept. Dealing With Increased Vandalism

BEND, OR -- A fire in the restroom at Miller’s Landing Park is believed to have been arson.  Bend Police are investigating the Saturday incident that also included graffiti totaling an estimated $1,000 in damage. 

Bend Parks Stewardship Manager Jeff Hagler says graffiti and other types of vandalism are growing problem, “If you see something, say something. So, patrons out there could help us if they see something unusual or not. Right. If they do see graffiti in certain areas, please give us a call and we want to take care of that as soon as possible.”

Hagler tells KBND News restrooms are the most common target but playground equipment and signs also see their share of tagging or damage. “Unfortunately, over the last couple of years it's grown and this year in particularly it seems to be worse. Just a lot of graffiti and it's been all over town, not just in the parks.”


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