Sandusky engineer Aaron Klein said it will cost at least $700 in materials to replace 50 feet of copper wire stolen from Shoreline Park Tuesday morning.
It’s unknown if or when city officials will replace the wiring.
When workers arrived at the park about at 11 a.m. to turn off the water fountain for the season, they found copper pipes and wiring tampered with, according to a Sandusky police report.
They found 50 feet of copper wire had been torn from the ground surrounding the water fountain. On further inspection, they found copper piping had been yanked loose from one of the park’s footbridges. On the bridge’s opposite side, the pipe had been struck with an object and was spraying water.
Workers suspect the wiring was stolen as scrap metal, the report said.