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Grove Police Refuse To ID Vandal

April, 8 2016

By Hilde Kate Lysiak

Selinsgrove police are refusing to release the name of the vandal found ripping up plants at the Commons.

The Orange Street News has been to the Selinsgrove police station for three straight days asking for the name but police still won’t give out the public information.

On Tuesday morning a reporter for the OSN waited for an hour at the station before being told by a worker that “They are just too busy driving around schools to talk to you.”

The news stopped again at the Selinsgrove Police Station on Wednesday and waited for an officer to arrive, but police still would not reveal the identity of the menace.

“I have no idea who was caught,” the officer told the Orange Street News.

On April 2nd Selinsgrove Chief of Police Thomas Garlock told the Orange Street News that law enforcement witnessed the vandal tearing up the plants 2am in the morning.

A the time police wouldn’t reveal his name or age and only said it was a man or if the vandal was connected to the rash of Selinsgrove crimes.

The man would face a $200 to $300 fine, according to Garlock.

Vandals have been an embarrassment for the Selinsgrove Police Department.

Police headquarters is located only two blocks away from the scene of the commons where the vandal has repeatedly struck.

Cases of vandalism have been on the rise in Selinsgrove.

Menaces have been tearing up plants, stealing lights, egging houses, defacing gravestones, damaging local businesses, and even leaving drugs at the park.

Police told residents to keep their cars in their garage to prevent damage.

Even a picture of one of the vandals wasn’t enough.

The Borough promises a fifth police officer will be on patrol this Spring.

The Orange Street News had a offered a $200 no questions asked cash reward for information that leads to the discovery of who vandalized the Selinsgrove Commons.

IMG_20160402_080138723Email all tips to or call 570-259-9874.

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