Mon. Jun 17th, 2024
Sumter Police Investigate Over $100,000 in Damages to Sports Complex

The Sumter Police Department is currently investigating a case of vandalism that resulted in damages over $100,000 at the Patriot Park sports complex. They are seeking any information that can help identify the person(s) responsible for the crime and a reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

The vandalism took place after closing hours on Sunday and was discovered the following morning. A passerby noticed a possible break-in at the facility and alerted authorities. The vandalism included graffiti made with black paint taken from the park’s storage area, as well as damage to equipment and electronics such as heating and air conditioning units, computers, camera/security systems, concession stands, and restrooms.

Officials at Sumter County Government expressed disappointment at the vandalism, as Patriot Park is a popular venue that draws around 350,000 people annually for soccer, softball, and baseball games and tournaments. Despite the damage, they are committed to repairing and cleaning up the area and moving forward. They support the efforts of law enforcement in bringing the responsible parties to justice.

If anyone witnessed any suspicious activity in the vicinity of the sports complex between Sunday evening and Monday morning or has any information regarding this incident, they are urged to contact

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