By MELODY BROWN-PEYTON
Of The Record Staff
During the early morning hours Monday three individuals allegedly cut the netting on the ballpark field at Tyler Park. The damage is estimated to be around $10,000.
Information obtained from Dunn Police reports states three juveniles entered the baseball field and sat on the dugout and cut the nets.
Dunn Parks and Recreation Director Brian McNeill noticed the vandalism while making rounds of the city parks. He said this is the first time during his tenure as director that a vandalism of this level has occurred.
“This act of vandalism is not something that can be patched. The entire net will have to be replaced,” Mr. McNeill said.
Dunn Police are working to find those who are responsible for the damages.
A City of Dunn Parks & Recreation camera shows that the three suspects were wearing bandanas to cover their faces.
Recently the park was the site of the Dixie Youth Baseball State Tournament, where teams from all over the state took part in the week-long event.
Anyone with information regarding this act of vandalism is urged to contact the Dunn Police Department at (919) 230-3530 or CrimeStoppers at (910) 892-2222.