Kauai County seeks public’s help with restroom vandalism

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The County of Kauai is asking the public for help stopping rampant vandalism.

Since the start of this year, the comfort station located next to the skate park at the Mayor Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex in Kapaa has been vandalized several times a week, resulting in significant county resources being directed toward repairs.

Just last Friday, an individual or a group of people destroyed one of the women’s toilets, a urinal and two sinks located on the exterior of the building. Graffiti was sprayed on the interior walls.

Parks and recreation director Lenny Rapozo estimates that the cost of repairs resulting from the vandalism at the Kapaa restroom alone to be $1,500 per month, money that could be used toward other county parks.

“We are all impacted by the vandalism,” Rapozo said. “The replacement costs and manpower requirements are borne by the taxpayers. In addition, the time spent on repairs means time taken away from other parks.”

To report suspicious activity, please call Police Dispatch at 241-1711.

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