Troopers Investigate Damage in East Greenville Park

SKIPPACK PA – Graffiti damage to park sports facilities, a forced-entry burglary in East Greenville, and scattered rubbish in Upper Hanover all are among incidents recently investigated by Pennsylvania State Police from the Troop K Barracks in Skippack, according to reports released Wednesday (Jan. 18, 2023).

Graffiti damage in the YMCA park

Graffiti damage to baseball field dugouts at the Kistler-Bitting YMCA Park on East 2nd Street, valued at “several thousand dollars” in repairs, was discovered Saturday (Jan. 14) at about 2:05 p.m. by representatives of the Upper Perkiomen Youth Baseball Association, troopers said.

The ball fields were last used during October 2022, and no problems were found during a security walk-through inspection conducted three weeks ago, the association reported. Two video surveillance cameras were in operation at the time. Troopers indicated their footage was being examined “for suspect identification.”

The investigation is continuing, they added.

Burglary at East Greenville home

Burglars used force to gain entry to a Main Street, East Greenville, property and stole two dirt bikes from a garage on the premises, troopers said. They were called Saturday at 7:10 a.m. to the scene. They actors apparently made their way inside after breaking a door latch and lock valued at about $100.

Troopers did not include a description of the dirt bikes or an estimate of their value.

They are asking anyone who may have information regarding the incident to call the Troop K Barracks at 610-584-1250.

A trashy scene in Upper Hanover

Troopers said they arrived Jan. 12 (Thursday) at a Wonziegler Road, Upper Hanover field posted with “no trespassing signs” and littered with a pile of dumped rubbish, reported earlier by a Pennsburg resident.

The junk left behind, they noted, included a clothes dryer, several small kitchen appliances, a set of crutches, a purple cloth wagon, a vinyl inflatable swimming pool, and a beach umbrella. Also abandoned were four large black garbage bags filled with items like ATV helmets, a pink bicycle helmet, a child’s booster seat, and stuffed animals.

Know anything about the dumper(s)? If you do, troopers hope you’ll provide information by calling them at 610-548-1250.

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