Vandals cause $10,000 damage to Cranberry park

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Police in Cranberry are investigating what is estimated at more $10,000 in vandalism at Graham Park over the weekend.

The park, off Rochester Road near the Pennsylvania Turnpike, is home to the Dick’s Sporting Goods Sportsplex, which has 13 lighted fields for a variety of sports, and the Miracle League of Southwestern Pennsylvania baseball diamond. There was damage to lighting and downspouts on several buildings and a public restroom, Cranberry police said in a news release.

“Numerous items” were thrown into a Boy Scouts of America fishing pond at the park, lights around flag posts were damaged and several American flags, in addition to Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts flags, were stolen, police said.

Cranberry Parks and Recreation Director Pete Geis said the vandalism came as the department was getting the fields ready for spring sports leagues.

“If I was anywhere else, I’d be concerned for the start of the sports season,” Mr. Geis said. “Our public works department is phenomenal. In a couple of weeks they’re going to have everything in tip-top shape.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Cranberry police at 724-776-5180, ext. 5.


Robert Zullo: rzullo@post-gazette.com, 412-263-3909 or on Twitter @rczullo.


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