Friday, March 2, 2012
The damaged property at Prairie Wind Park has been replaced but city leaders are not giving up on their vandal search.
"We are trying to send a strong message that it will not be tolerated," said Jack Whitson, city administrator for Park City.
Emotions from leaders have helped increase the reward from $500 to $2,000. City officials have opened up their own wallets to add money to the fund.
"The people that did this definitely had no respect for the holidays at all and they did it out of malice. These people need to pay for what they did," said Whitson.
Park City Police report that on December 21, someone drove to the park and damaged about $20,000 worth of city property. The vandal(s) caused damage to trees, irrigation system, signs, picnic table, power lines, pipeline markers, and the two-story tall holiday light display.
"For somebody to go and tear it up just kind of drags everybody down. We got a lot of calls, people asking what happened and they were concerned on did we catch anybody yet," said Adrian Davis, Park City Police.
Although no one has been arrested for the crime, officials are hoping that the large reward will bring more tips.
"Hopefully that somebody's seen something or heard something to give us a call, so we can try to capture the people that did this," said Davis.
To make an anonymous report to the Park City Police, call 316-744-2011.