Lufkin PD investigating after vandalism at Kiwanis Park
By | June 28, 2017 at 3:39 PM CDT - Updated August 10 at 12:50 PM
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin police are investigating vandalism that was done at Kiwanis Park.
According to Mike Akridge, the director of the City of Lufkin's park department, work crews first noticed several spots of graffiti on the park's bathrooms and the building that houses the splash pad water pumps on Tuesday.
"This morning, I also got a call from some of my staff that works the trail at night, and they told me about that the Azalea Trail vandalism as well," Akridge said.
Akridge said the trail had several lights busted out, and graffiti had been painted on the tunnel that goes below First Street between the mall and the shopping center.
"The problem is that it's costing taxpayer money for all the stuff that is being done," Akridge said. "The main thing is we have to take people off of jobs that they can be doing, other maintenance type issues, we have to pull them off to go do this."
Jessica Pebsworth with Lufkin Police said right now, they don't have any suspects.