Police seek man who defaced sidewalk art

Authorities try to identify suspect in vandalism that caused $1,300 in damage

POLICE ARE ASKING FOR HELP identifying this man — shown in a photo captured from a security video — who they say defaced sidewalk art at Quade Park. The white swatch conceals a child who accompanied the man. Submitted photo
By 
DAN BENSON
Ozaukee Press Staff

Saukville police need help identifying a man who defaced a sidewalk art project Sept. 26.

Saukville Police Chief Rob Meyer said the man was with a child. It’s not clear whether the vandalism of the freshly poured concrete was intentional or accidental, Meyer said.

The incident occurred near the pavilion at Quade Park where the sidewalk features the “Written Word Project,” an area where residents imprinted inspirational messages on concrete slabs around the pavilion.

Public Works Superintendent Ray deBruijn said the vandalism caused $1,300 damage.

“This is an incident that affects the whole community,” Meyer said.

Like many other police departments, Meyer said his department is increasingly turning to Facebook and social media to reach out to residents and create more interaction with the public.

“The response varies but it’s a good way to get information out to the community and to get feedback,” he said.

Anyone with information on the man is asked to call Saukville Police at 284-0444.

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