Sumter police are investigating more than $100,000 in damages to sports complex

Sumter Police Department on a Mission to Identify Vandals: Over $100,000 in Damages at Patriot Park

The Sumter Police Department is currently on a mission to identify the individual or group responsible for vandalizing a sports complex at Patriot Park. This incident caused over $100,000 in damages and occurred after the complex closed at 8 p.m. on Sunday. The vandalism was discovered the next morning when officials arrived to find graffiti made with black paint that had been taken from the park’s storage area.

Equipment, electronics, heating and air conditioning units, computers, camera/security systems, concession stands, supplies and restrooms were all affected by the vandalism. Officials at Sumter County Government expressed their disappointment in the destruction of these facilities which host numerous sporting events and draw around 350,000 people annually. They pledged to repair and clean up the damage and showed their support for law enforcement’s efforts to find those responsible for the vandalism.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact the Sumter Police Department at 803-436-2700 or submit tips anonymously through Crime Stoppers via their website at or using the P3tips app.

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