Thursday, June 11, 2015

Vandals strike Seymour Land Trust’s recreation area, cause $1,000 in damages

By Jean Falbo-Sosnovich
Register Correspondent

SEYMOUR >> Vandals recently struck the Seymour Land Trust’s recreation area, causing upward of $1,000 worth of damage to a large, handcrafted sign created by Eagle Scouts.

Land Trust President Alex Danka discovered remnants of the wooden sign, handmade and hand-carved as part of an Eagle Scout project, that he estimated likely was destroyed sometime over the weekend. Danka filed a police report Wednesday, after discovering the damage Tuesday night.

“The summer hasn’t even started yet and vandals have struck Seymour Land Trust. … When will it stop?” a frustrated Danka said. “I understand natural disasters, but for people who like to destroy other people’s properties, they have no disregard for their self or their fellow residents of Seymour. These are cowards who did this. It seems like every year, once the weather gets a little bit warmer, things happen.”

Danka said damage to the 6-foot-by-8-foot hand-painted sign, made of red cedar, is estimated between $750 and $1,000. The sign was located at the entrance of the back parking lot and Edward Street near the Land Trust’s recreation area.

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