Police: Vandals Cause Thousands of Dollars in Damage to Park

Ridley, Pa. (WTXF) Police say they have trying to find the vandals who damaged a Ridley Township Park. 

Jay Swierczek and township crews were hard at work Thursday repairing the damages at Blackrock Park after vandals swept through this week; blasting holes in dugouts, smashing lights and electrical outlets.

“It’s heartbreaking when you see this. You do a lot of work for the community and you get kids come down and vandalize, breaks your heart,” Sqierczek told FOX 29.

Police say the vandals caused thousands of dollars in damage at the park, both dugouts on Rodgers Field sustained damage. The roof on the storage shed was also knocked in and the clubhouse was vandalized.

“Some kids saw the kids with bats in their hands and they were doing some destruction to the property,” said Ridley Township Police Sgt. Bill Henderson. 

Julie Krauss brings her daughters to the park to play during the week. She was upset by the damage caused by the vandals.

“I can't believe it. I love it here.  I can't believe it,” she said.

It’s the home to several championship baseball, softball and football teams. The 12-year-old girls’ softball team that plays at the park went to the World Series in Florida this year.

If you have any information, please contact Ridley Township Police at (610) 532-4000.

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