head: Vandals hit high school, Frisco park | SummitDaily.com

head: Vandals hit high school, Frisco park

subhead: Co-principals estimate thousands of dollars in damage, offer reward for information



date: 7-24-02

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FARMER’S KORNER – Vandals shattered windows at Summit High School sometime Monday night or Tuesday morning, and school officials are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible.

Co-principal Frank Mencin said he was notified early Tuesday morning by school staff that someone had broken windows in front of the school. Mencin said he arrived to find glass everywhere and at least eight windows broken on the front of the building. The perpetrators used football-sized rocks to break the double-panes, and Mencin estimated the damage at several thousand dollars.

Co-principal Peggy Kastberg said a $200 reward is available to anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest of the vandals. Tips will be kept confidential, she said.

The principals said the school, built six years ago, rarely sees vandalism except for a couple end-of-the-year incidents.

“This is nothing we’ve seen before,” Mencin said. “These windows were demolished.”

The principals said deputies from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office took a report on the vandalism and collected rocks for fingerprinting. Anyone with information should call Mencin or Kastberg at (970) 547-9311 or the Sheriff’s Office at (970) 453-2232.

The town of Frisco also suffered vandalism Monday night. Flower boxes and sprinklers at the town’s Historic Park on Main Street were destroyed. A public works employee estimated the damage at $500.

Reid Williams can be reached at (970) 668-3998 ext. 237 or rwilliams@summitdaily.com.

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