Vandalism at Stella Duncan Park of Bemis

June 7, 2019

 

“They poured paint on tables and put trash in the beautiful fountain that’s a historical monument for Bemis,” says Kathy Haney Williams.

 

Earlier this week, Stella Duncan Park of Bemis was vandalized when paint was poured into the fountain as well as on two of the picnic tables.

 

Unfortunately, this isn't the first time Bemis Park has seen vandalism.

 

This is the second time in less than two weeks.

 

And although they don't know who did it, they suspect it could have been a crime done by kids unfamiliar with the parks historical significance.

 

“I think the children are people today who aren’t familiar with Bemis. When they drive by its just a park to them but those of us who grew up here its very important to us its historical,” says Kathy Haney Williams.

 

If the vandalism here at the fountain was done by kids that’s why they refer to as summer fun. When kids are no longer in school because of summer break and decide to participate in illegal activity instead.

 

“It has a tendency that children and teenagers get involved in some of the things that we have to deal with as far as vandalism and other mischievous activity we call summertime fun,” says Captain Derick Tisdale. 

 

The Jackson Police Department asks people to think about the consequences a criminal record has on ones life, and they recommend students look into summer camps to spend their free time in.

 

If anyone has any information about this crime they are asked to contact the Jackson Police Department or Crimestoppers.

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