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September 25, 2012
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Town of Severance offers reward for information on park vandalism

Police are looking for vandals who plastered buildings at a Severance park with “vulgar” drawings and words last week.

Pat Lesh, town of Severance clerk and treasurer, said the town is offering a $200 reward for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible. Lesh said vandals must have spent hours painting the men’s and women’s restrooms at Lakeview Park with profanities and offensive images, including swastikas.

“You can’t have kids seeing that,” Lesh said.

The Weld County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the damage. Sheriff’s office spokesman Tim Schwartz said the vandalism caused about $11,000 in damage. He said the office has no leads on the suspects. The vandals used brushes, rather than spray paint, he said.

Severance Town Administrator John Holdren said those responsible for the vandalism face harsh consequences.

“Whoever did this will face felony charges,” he said.

Lesh said the vandals painted everything inside the bathrooms, including light fixtures, windows and toilets, and they did the same damage to a skate park and several signs. She said the bathrooms are closed.

“We’ve never had anything like this, quite this bad,” Lesh said.


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