Courier-Leader & Flashes

Maple Lake Boat Launch area damaged by vandals

By Paul Garrod
Staff Writer

PAW PAW – An estimated $15,000 in damages was reported last fall to park bathrooms on Maple Island, and in the past week, vandal(s) damaged a bathroom and picnic tables at nearby Sunset Park Boat Launch and at Maple Island, at Maple Lake, here, according to a press release from the Paw Paw Police Department.
Paw Paw Police Chief Eric Marshall said the police department received a report from the Paw Paw Department of Public Works on Aug. 26, 2022, in reference to park bathrooms on Maple Lake being “completely destroyed”. Damage to both the men’s and women’s bathrooms “were extensive,” according to the report. On April 29, the Paw Paw Police Department responded to another call reporting damage to both the bathroom and picnic tables at Sunset Park Boat Launch area and Maple Island, off M-40.
The Paw Paw Police Department is seeking assistance from the public with any information related to either incident.
Individuals may contact Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100 or the Paw Paw Police Department at (269) 657-5501. Tips may be submitted anonymously by calling Silent Observer or or free app:P3Tips. A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects involved in this incident.

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