On Sunday, August 21, 2011 at approximately 9:23 a.m., the Assumption Parish Dispatch Center received a phone call in reference to suspected vandalism at the Veteran's Park in Pierre Part. The vandalism found was inside the men's and women's restroom and included the damaging of the stainless steel wall garbage dispensers and the stall doors of both restrooms. Detectives reviewed the park's surveillance system and noticed two juvenile males riding bikes underneath the canopy and later entered the bathroom facilities. Detectives were able to identify one of the juveniles.Detectives later recognized and located one juvenile riding his bike on North Bay Road. The detective asked the juvenile to follow him home to his parents' residence. While speaking to the parents and the juvenile, the juvenile admitted that he and another friend did vandalize the property at the ball park. Detectives are awaiting the damage estimates from the park officials.
Both juveniles, age 13 and 15, were charged on August 22, 2011 with criminal damage to property. They were released to the custody of their parents pending further juvenile court proceedings.