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Police looking for help finding Rome park trail vandals

Rome Police are looking for the public’s help to identify a group of young adults who they say are “terrorizing” the parks and walking trails in the City of Rome.

Posted: Aug 5, 2019 3:02 PM

ROME, NY - Rome Police are looking for the public’s help to identify a group of young adults who they say are “terrorizing” the parks and walking trails in the City of Rome.

Police say the group is riding dirt bikes and ATVs through the trails and parks, causing damage to the trails and playgrounds. This is happening primarily in South Rome, near Bellamy Harbor Park.

The police department says it has been receiving complaints about the riders all summer long.

“They’re ripping up lawns. That’s funded by taxpayers’ money. It’s not a victimless crime. They put themselves and others at risk. That’s why we're not really chasing them, we're just looking for the public’s help to identify them so we can come knock on their door and address the issue that way,” said Lt. James Boyer.

Anyone with information about the riders or their identities is asked to call Rome Police at 315-339-7715.

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