Update: Officials began cleaning up Fort Boreman Park after vandalism

Published: Mar. 25, 2020 at 12:10 AM EDT
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Update: 3/25/2020

Officials have been able to go ahead and clean up some of the vandalism that occurred at Fort Boreman Park.

Several areas of the park were vandalized with spray paint.

Wood County Commissioner Blair Couch says there was a clean crew up there today working on removing the graffiti.

"We had a maintenance crew up there today and they were cleaning it up, " said Couch. "A lot of things we could take care of, a park bench that they painted it on. This goes to show that people have a lot of time on their hands and they are getting pinned up and frustrated."

Original Story: 3/24/2020

Several areas of Fort Boreman Park have been vandalized with spray paint.

Examples of the damage include swastikas painted on various surfaces, as well as curse-words and other expletives. At least one picnic table and one sign were painted with graffiti and multiple trees and benches have been tagged.

A small footbridge on one of the trails also had inappropriate images and expletives sprayed onto it.

The Parkersburg Police are investigating the vandalism. Chief Joe Martin says no suspects have been identified, but the suspects are likely juveniles. They are also believed to have been driving a red Mercedes.

WTAP will be speaking with officials on the case tomorrow. Stick with us online and on air as we learn more.

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