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Summit Hill Park Vandalized, Residents Frustrated

SUMMIT HILL — Police say they’re looking for the public’s help in cracking a wave of vandalism at a community park.

You don’t have to look hard to find vandalism at Ginder Park and Playground in Summit Hill: dented doorknobs, missing swings, a new ride bent over, shingles missing from the pavilion, and a gaping hole in the wall of a building.

“As long as I’ve lived here, there have always been issues over there,” said neighbor Richard Salazar.

Salazar likes to take his children to the park.

“I’ve seen older kids, teenage kids, over there throwing rocks at the doors and stuff like that and so I’ve made contact with the Summit Hill police.

“It’s happening at various hours and it seems to be youths that are doing it. We have no concrete leads at this time but we’re going to be putting video surveillance over there,” said Summit Hill Police Chief Joseph Fittos.

Neighbors Linda and Steve Figura want the vandalism to stop.

“I bring my grandkids up here and they like to play on the swings and everything. I wish they wouldn’t do it but you’re going to have bad people somewhere,” Steve Figura said.

“I think it’s a shame that people have to do things like that, the children enjoy the park,” Linda added.

Borough leaders say they’re very proud of what they’ve accomplished at the park and hope that anyone who knows who is responsible to give police a call.


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