Vandalism Draws Strong Reaction

Posted on 08 January 2013 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—As one would expect, the vandalism that occurred at the Boone Skate Pond Sunday night and early Monday morning, has drawn a very strong reaction from the public.  The Skate Pond had been targeted in the past.  A couple of years ago, vandals broke into the warming house and threw out skates, a microwave and a boombox used for music.  Another time, vandals set a temporary toilet on fire.  There have also been other incidents, not always during the winter, and not always when the pond has been opened and there was still good ice for skaters.  Boone Mayor John Slight says he knows catching those responsible will not be easy.  He said on “Tuned In” on KWBG that police will continue to pursue senseless vandalism, but it will take luck to make an apprehension.  Vandalism in the cemetery in September drew an even stronger reaction, with thousands of dollars in rewards still available.  Authorities have said that both investigations will continue.  In the case of the Skate Pond vandalism, Utility Superintendent Roy Martin says updated numbers from the Water Plant estimate the amount of water used to damage the Skate Pond at 50,000 gallons which cost about $223.00.

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