Local teens arrested for park vandalism
West Linn Police have taken into custody two suspects in the December vandalism of the bathrooms at Mary S. Young Park.
The men's and women's restrooms near the park's east parking lot were vandalized Dec. 2, 2018. The perpetrators destroyed toilets, sinks and fixtures, causing an estimated $10,000 worth of damage.
Griffin Collins, 19, of West Linn, and Alec Senner, 19, of Lake Oswego were interviewed by police last week and booked in Clackamas County jail April 25 on charges of criminal mischief, according to West Linn Police Public Information Officer Jeff Halverson. They were released within 48 hours and have a court date set in May.
Police were led to Collins and Senner when Lake Oswego High School Principal Rollin Dickinson turned a Snapchat video into WLPD where Collins and Senner identify themselves while damaging the park bathrooms.
Senner and Collins graduated from LOHS in 2018.
As the bathrooms were due for an update anyway, the City of West Linn decided to do a total remodel of the facilities rather than repair them now and remodel them later down the road.
Reconstruction will include repairs to the roof, replacement of windows with new opaque plastic, installation of new toilets, sinks, faucets, flush valves, partitions, hand dryers and ADA doors with magnetic locks, and repair of tile where needed along with demolition and material disposal. The total cost is estimated at approximately $50,000; completion of the work is projected for June 2019.
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