VANDALISM? CORRUPTION? HAVE NO WHERE ELSE TO TURN? NO STORY TOO BIG OR SMALL THE OSN WILL INVESTIGATE! Please email news tips to Hildelysiak@gmail.com
April, 11 2016
By Hilde Kate Lysiak
Nine days after cops claim they caught the vandal ripping up plants at the Commons, Selinsgrove Police are still refusing to release the name to the public.
The Orange Street News has repeatedly asked the Selinsgrove police station for information about who was arrested but the police either won’t answer the door or won’t answer the question.
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 OSN 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.
The OSN stopped again on Saturday morning and waited outside the station, but there was still no answer.
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.
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