Police ask public to help ID suspects responsible for vandalism at Edmonds parks

Damage to a park restroom. (Photo courtesy Edmonds Police Department)

Edmonds police are seeking public assistance in identifying suspects involved in numerous incidents of vandalisms to several parks.

Over $10,000 in damage has occurred to several parks and restroom facilities throughout the city, often causing them to be unusable and closed to the public, Edmonds police spokesperson Sgt. Josh McClure said. One restroom facility and structure were the victim of arson. The suspects have also left graffiti, including hate speech, symbols and slurs.

Incident locations include restrooms and other park amenities at Brackett’s Landing North Park, Olympic Beach (the fishing pier), City Park, Hickman Park, and Seaview Park.

In the Seaview Park incident Jan. 21, three suspects were seen leaving the area in an older, maroon BMW 6 series convertible between approximately 4 and 4:45 p.m. One suspect was described as a light-skinned, black male who was with two other males. All suspects were believed to be between 16-17 years old.

If you witness vandalism or see something suspicious, call 911 right away. Police are also asking residents who live near Seaview Park to review their home video for any footage of the suspects or their vehicle. Anyone with possible video evidence or suspect information can call the EPD non-emergency number at 425-407-3999. The community can also provide tips at policetips@edmondswa.gov.

 

  1. Earlier this week, members of Floretum Garden Club were treated to a great presentation by Angie Feser the
    Director of Parks, Recreation & Human Services for the City of Edmonds. We got a peek behind the scenes of all the incredible improvements underway. The planning has been thorough, and the dollars committed are eye-popping. During Q & A, Angie fielded concerns from the group that focused on vandalism and crime and how they negatively impact perceived safety. Folks were very aware of the recent vandalism and wanted to know if the city would be proactive in protecting all these new, great improvements. The mayor happened to be nearby and addressed the group’s concerns. He was incensed with the vandalism and seemed committed to working with the police department to get a handle on it, whatever it takes. I hope that the city can get tough and stay tough on crime so that our investment in parks and our safety can be protected.

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