Monument honoring military heroes of San Dimas Park vandalized – Daily Bulletin
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was investigating the vandalism of a monument honoring military personnel at Freedom Park in San Dimas on Friday night or Saturday morning, authorities said.
A US Navy and his family and friends in Claremont planned a private ceremony at the San Dimas Memorial on Saturday morning and saw the damage, said Gary Enderle, president of San Dimas Heroes, which organized the funding and construction of the memorial. .
Several explicit messages intended for the police were written in black felt on the walls, including a granite section that listed the names of servicemen and women servicemen, Enderle said.
Ceremony attendees helped clean up the trash and tried scrubbing the walls, he said.
LASD deputies were called to the park at around 7.45 am on a report of vandalism, but no one was at the park when they arrived, Sgt. Jeff Grisso said
Josée Normand, owner of the Side Rail Café on San Dimas Avenue, called the sheriff’s department around 10 p.m. Friday after noticing a woman in distress in the park, throwing trash and items near the memorial, a- she said on Saturday June 12.
MPs arrived and removed the woman, Normand said, but when she arrived at the cafe around 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, she said, the woman was back.
Sheriff’s assistants at the San Dimas station got a call around the same time, Sgt. Jeff Grisso said, but by the time they arrived, no one was there.
Although Normand noticed that the woman was throwing objects around the memorial, it was not known who wrote the messages. Included with the items were a stove, a small propane tank and a pot that had been folded as if it had been swung against the wall, Enderle said.
The organization, with help from the community, had raised $ 350,000 for the project, which was dedicated to the park on Veterans Day in 2013, he said.
No one was in custody late Saturday afternoon, Grisso said.