Vandalism at $100,000 Patriot Park Complex Sparks Criminal Investigation in Sumter, SC

Sumter Police Investigate Over $100,000 in Damages to Sports Complex

A sports complex in Sumter, South Carolina was vandalized last weekend, resulting in over $100,000 worth of damage. The Sumter Police Department is currently investigating the case and is seeking any information that can help identify the person(s) responsible for the crime. A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

The vandalism took place after closing hours at 8 p.m. on Sunday and was discovered the following morning at Patriot Park sports complex. Equipment and electronics such as heating and air conditioning units, computers, camera/security systems, concession stands, and restrooms were damaged. Graffiti made with black paint taken from the park’s storage area was also found on site.

Officials at Sumter County Government expressed disappointment at the vandalism, as Patriot Park is a popular venue that draws around 350,000 people annually for soccer, softball, and baseball games and tournaments. Despite the damage, they are committed to repairing and cleaning up the area and moving forward. They support the efforts of law enforcement in bringing the responsible parties to justice.

If anyone witnessed any suspicious activity in the vicinity of the sports complex between Sunday evening and Monday morning or has any information about this crime, they are urged to contact the Sumter Police Department immediately at 803-436-2700 or submit tips through Crime Stoppers website P3tips.com or using their app

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