Parking kiosks vandalized around Dickson Street

Finding a functioning parking kiosk late last week was a little trickier than normal, thanks to some vandals who struck in the Dickson Street area.

Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor announced Friday that the police department had received a number of reports since paid parking began regarding incidents of criminal mischief, including spray painting and other damage done to parking kiosks.

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City officials estimated the damage from the recent incidents at approximately $15,000, and reminded citizens that the acts of vandalism are costly to tax-payers in both repairs and lost revenue. Many of the individual acts could constitute a felony and according to a news release issued Friday evening, anyone arrested will be prosecuted “to the fullest extent of the law.”

From the release:

Damage to the essential equipment at these parking lots could result in the parking lot being closed and unavailable for public parking.

Anyone witnessing acts of vandalism or with any information of past acts of vandalism is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 587-3555.