Officials Monitoring Parks After Strange Vandal Strikes

Authorities in Okaloosa and Walton counties are dealing with varying degrees of vandalism.

Walton officials say these acts happen maybe once in a blue moon.

"Most of them are very minor,” said Louis Svehla, Public Information Officer for Walton County.

That includes swing chains getting cut, graffiti and trash.

"We don't have complete destruction in anywhere that we have seen,” said Svehla. “We actually have a very good community that takes care of the parks themselves."

DeFuniak Springs City officials say they're seeing small acts of vandalism about once every month.

But they're considering some equipment that could put an end to the problem.

"We have two parks I believe that have cameras, and what we would like to do is in the future work on funding to get cameras in all the parks,” said Mike Scharver, Park Director for DeFuniak Springs.

Until the feces incident on the Van Butler Elementary school slide, Walton District School officials say they have not had any other vandalism issues on school campuses.

If you see any act of vandalism, authorities are asking you to report it immediately.


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