The Plymouth Park Department crew was shocked Wednesday morning as they checked River Park Square and realized it had been vandalized overnight.

Beginning at 3:01 A.M. the Christmas light display in River Park Square was severely vandalized.  Recently installed security cameras were able to catch the three vandals.  The Park Department, the Mayor’s Office, and the Plymouth Police Department worked together Wednesday to learn the identity of the vandals and will prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. It only took about 12 hours to catch the Christmas Grinches. 

Park Superintendent Mike Hite said, “Thankfully, and unbeknownst to them, the criminals were recorded on the Park Department’s relatively new security camera system installed in River Park Square.  They were seen going from pole to pole, cutting the Christmas light strands at the base of the light poles and for the official City of Plymouth Christmas Tree.”  Hite said the vandals also removed and destroyed many of the lighted Christmas trees that had been part of the theme of this year’s display and were donated by numerous community members.

The Plymouth Park Department spent over $350 on Wednesday repairing the damage and the Christmas light show was up and operational Wednesday night. 

If you would like to see the display in River Park Square, stop by from 6 to 10 p.m. nightly until New Year’s Eve.

WTCA will release the names of the individuals involved as soon as the Plymouth Police Department releases their names.