Vandals make park close

HUDSON – Although police have charged one individual in connection with vandalism at the town’s skateboard park, officers hope that skateboarders will come forward with more information about the incident.

As a result of the vandalism, the town decided to close the park several weeks early. The park typically closes in mid-November.

The skateboard ramps were covered with spray paint, a stockade fence was broken and trash was strewn all over the park.

A 16-year-old was charged with criminal mischief. According to police, the teenager is responsible for spray-painting the skateboard ramps.

Police are still actively looking for information on who damaged the fence and littered in the park.

Police hope that youngsters who use the park and who may have seen something will contact them, said Detective Sgt. Bill Avery.

“A lot of kids utilize the park,” he said. “They have to be upset about it being closed.”

The condition of the park has been an ongoing issue. In response to a pileup of trash throughout the park, the town closed it for a weekend in May.

The Recreation Department is considering several safety measures after the vandalism, including weekend monitors at the park or surveillance cameras.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact either Officer Matthew Solari or the detective division at 886-6011. Information can be offered confidentially, police said.