February 19, 2015

UPDATE: Vandals destroy
more park property in Buxton

Cape Hatteras National Seashore officials reported today in a news release that vandalism continues to be a problem on the seashore in the Buxton area.

Seashore law enforcement rangers continue to investigate last week's vandalism at the Cape Point Campground in which a vehicle was used to deliberately destroy large areas of the landscape, grass, fences, and signs.

This week, vandals set fire to two portable port-a-potty structures, resulting in substantial damage of the handicap bathroom facilities and adjacent fencing. 

"This is not just about the senseless damage caused to these community resources.  These acts of vandalism and violence, such as setting fire to public facilities, poses a serious safety hazard that may put the residents of the community at risk," said seashore Superintendent David Hallac. 

Anyone with knowledge of either of these criminal incidents, can leave anonymous information with darecommunitycrimeline.org or call (252)-473-3111 or (800)-745-2746.  The North Carolina Beach Buggy Association is working with the National Park Service through the Dare County Crime Line office to offer a reward for information leading to the conviction of the responsible persons involved in these crimes.  In addition, the Dare Central Communication phone number is 252-473-3444.

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