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ST. CHARLES PARISH SEEKING INFO ON RECENT VANDALISM

Post Date:September 29, 2017 11:52 a.m.

St. Charles Parish is seeking information related to two seperate incidents of vandalism of government property.

On Sept. 22, vandals broke into the facility next to the Luling Oxidation Pond, destroyed windows and stole cans of spray paint, wasp spray and light bulbs.

On Sept. 26 vandals damaged a wharf and spraypainted graffiti on the side of a facility at the Wetland Watchers Park in Norco.

This is not the first time this year that vandalism has occurred on government property. In June, a nearly-completed section of the West Bank Hurricane Protection Levee in Luling was damaged from the use of unauthorized atvs which resulted in the parish having to re-seed the grass. Grass provides support and serves as ‘the glue’ for levees.

“Not only can repairs be costly be for our taxpayers, but they hamper the efforts of our departments,” said St. Charles Parish Risk Manager Rechell Champagne. “If you see something of this nature happening, please report to authorities.”

There are no estimates for the cost of repairs at this time.

Anyone with information should call the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985) 783-6237.

The mission of St. Charles Parish government is to provide high quality, efficient services to sustain and enhance the quality of life for all residents of St. Charles Parish.

For more information on parish activities, visit www.stcharlesparish-la.gov, www.facebook.com/stcharlesgov or www.twitter.com/stcharlesgov. Residents may sign up to receive e-newsletters on desired parish-related topics by visiting www.stcharlesparish-la.gov/enews and emergency texts, e-mails and phone calls at www.scpemergencyalerts.com.

PICTURED: Damage done to the Luling Oxidation Pond and the Wetland Watchers Park.

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