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Police investigating McKinley Barrier-Free Park vandalism

By: Nick Mordowanec | Fraser - Clinton Township Chronicle | Published April 6, 2016


FRASER — Police are looking into a vandalism incident that occurred at McKinley Barrier-Free Park sometime on March 30.

The park, located on Grove Street near 13 Mile and Hayes roads, was damaged by unknown individuals. Fraser First Booster Club’s Facebook page released a statement commenting on the incident.

“Last night, someone used a pellet gun to shoot out four glass block windows at the McKinley Park pavilion,” the statement said. “If you have any information about who may have done this, please contact the Fraser Public Safety Department or message us here. We are moving forward with additional security measures to ensure that our city’s investment in this great new park is secure.”

A letter posted on the Fraser DPS’ Facebook page by officer Jack Simon said that while people are excited to finally have nice weather and play outdoors at the park, there have been numerous complaints related to acts of vandalism.

Police ask that residents who observe any suspicious activity at the park, which is open from dusk until dawn, to call police.

“Our department wants to take a proactive role in maintaining a safe and clean community, but it is difficult to monitor the park 24 hours a day,” Simon wrote. “We are hoping with your help, we are able to achieve that goal.”

Fraser Councilwoman Kathy Blanke noted in the Fraser E.N.U.F.F. group page on Facebook that she spoke with DPS Director George Rouhib about the incident.

At press time, Lt. Mike Pettyes said the department was implementing an immediate plan and dealing with several aspects associated with the issue of vandalism.