The Effingham City Police Department is investigating two incidents of criminal damage local parks. The damage occurred at Community Park and Evergreen Park sometime between 6:00pm Friday, January 15th and 2:00am on Saturday, January 16th.
Police say that bathroom doors, roll-up doors and walls, and park benches sustained $600 in damage. Security light fixtures also sustained an estimated $600 in damage, while a display case also sustained $50 in damage. Additionally, all trash cans were flipped over, multiple benches were flipped over, a rock was thrown through a screen window, and gutters were damaged.