League City may install cameras at parks
With League City's parks and facilities being hit by a recent wave of vandalism, city employees will meet Wednesday to discuss the possibility of purchasing surveillance cameras to be installed.
League City Police Sgt. David Hausam said parks superintendent Rusty Bolen is organizing the Feb. 24 meeting. The city has been hit particularly hard by graffiti within the last month.
Two teenagers have been charged in some of the incidents, but many others remain unsolved. On Monday, the city discovered a racial slur spray-painted at Heritage Park, 524 N. Wisconsin Avenue.
Earlier this month, a city playground at Newport Park, 1013 Newport Blvd., was spray-painted with white paint. And the floodlights at the city's Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell Street, were also recently broken out using citrus fruit.
We've just had a rash of criminal mischief, especially on city facilities," Hausam said.
Hausam said the surveillance cameras could help with reducing vandalism.
It's unfortunate that you've got to spend money to do that," he said. But at the same time, if we're going to catch them, we have to have some evidence."
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