Danville has seen a surge in vandalism, said Town Manager Joe Calabrigo at Mornings with the Mayor today, and he asked residents to keep their eyes open and report suspicious activities to the police.
In one incident, more than 30 street signs were painted over in the Greenbrook neighborhood. "It was very high end paint - and they left the can behind," Calabrigo said.
Officials were able to track the can to the seller, who helped them find the buyers. They were described only as "young people," and the Town is getting reimbursed for the $3,000 cost of repainting the signs.
More serious vandalism took place at Sycamore Valley Park on Camino Tassajara, Calabrigo reported. Electrical wires were cut, and the copper conduit was removed from the sports field lights. The park had to be closed for a week while the electrical system was repaired, at a cost of $20,000.
"No one is supposed to be in the park after sundown," said Calabrigo. "If you see anyone, call the cops."
To report an emergency on a cell phone, call 646-2441.
The next Morning with the Mayor will take place at 7:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 6, at Father Nature's, 178 E. Prospect in Danville. It will be the last such gathering for Mayor Newell Arnerich. His turn as mayor ends Dec. 1, when Vice Mayor Mike Doyle will be rotated into the position.