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Skate Park Vandalism Frustrates Police, Skateboarders



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LAYTON, Utah (AP) -- Police, skateboarders and city officials say they're increasingly frustrated that area skate parks are being vandalized.

Skateboarder Tim Croft, 35, says it's not skateboarders who are responsible for the vandalism.

He says people come to the park to skate, not to spray paint.

He says skaters appreciate the parks and don't want access to them restricted because of vandalism.

The Syracuse skate park was closed in July after some graffiti showed up. Police Lt. Tracy Jensen says the city is waiting on a contractor to sandblast the paint off the concrete before it opens this week.

Information from: Standard-Examiner

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