The incidents, reported Sept. 28, resulted in damages costing several thousand dollars.
LIBERTY AVENUE- Red flowers located in planter boxes damaged. ‚!“No parking anytime”sign removed, located elsewhere.
PORTAGE DRIVE- White picket fence knocked over. ‚ Two “no parking” signs placed on private property. ‚ Mailbox damaged, mailbox door removed from private residence. ‚ Traffic sign placed in front yard of home. ‚ Fence damaged.
LINWOOD PARK- Fence damaged in several areas, including many metal poles broken. Two kayaks placed in the lake, with one becoming swamped. A small sailboat pushed to the water’s edge. Picnic table overturned.
LINDEN STREET- Flower planters and benches knocked over toward First Street.
COMFORT STATION- Men’s bathroom destroyed.
“It appears to me there was some intoxicated person in the downtown area, and they went on a vandalism spree through town,” Vermilion police Chief Chris Hartung said. “They caused a substantial amount of damage. This is not something we commonly have.”
The crimes prompted Vermilion council to offer a reward of up to $1,000 for anyone who could provide information leading to a conviction.
Vermilion police commanders, meanwhile, continue to pursue leads.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 440-204-2440.