(Leitchfield, KY) – The recent vandalism at the Firefighters Park pavilion in Leitchfield, on Brandenburg Road, has sparked anger across social media sites as the news broke earlier this month that names had been scratched into the brick work of the new pavilion.
Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason and his wife, Carolyn, offered a $1,000 reward to anyone with information about the crime that led to the conviction and prosecution of the offenders.
Detective Kevin Smith said the reward has been paid out to an anonymous source; three juveniles, 14-years-old each, have been charged with Criminal Mischief, 3rd Degree.
The juveniles claimed they didn’t realize they were causing permanent damage to the approximately $160,000 structure, when they carved their names into the brick.
The names of the juveniles cannot be released, due to their ages, but Smith said the department received numerous tips from citizens which aided in the investigation, and led to the quick closure of the case.
The splash park and pavilion opened on May 20, 2013, and has since been well received as numerous children can been seen on a daily basis enjoying the splash pad.