Plaquemine parks closed indefinitely to replace vandalized cameras

After vandals hit three of Plaquemine’s city parks over the weekend, the city is closing all city parks until further notice.

The City of Plaquemine announced on its Facebook page that all city parks are closed as of Oct. 25 until the vandalized cameras can be replaced and more cameras can be installed at all parks.

The post said the city hopes to have the work completed within 2-3 weeks. Plaquemine Mayor Edwin Reeves continued vandalism is costly to the city and the parks will be locked up until the work is finished.

Two juveniles were arrested on Oct. 24 for breaking into and vandalizing COPAC. The two teens allegedly set a pair of city vehicles on fire. Other damages involve city sign damage at the city park and a fire set to mulch at North Park on Oct. 22.

Authorities say the the incidents over the weekend were independent of one another and are looking for suspects in the other vandalism cases.

In January, vandalism at Fort Area Park and Herman Graham Park forced both parks to close.

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