The Perry Township supervisor reported Tuesday night that the Perry Township Recreation Area, 730 Onyx Cave Road, was vandalized during the weekend.
Patches of grass were torn out of the baseball field after the vandals performed donuts with a vehicle. They also used charcoal from the grill to write graffiti on the pavilion tables.
“The four boys that did that were found and made to come back and scrub the tables,” said Supervisor Lance Adam.
Resident Nancy James suggested the township install more cameras at the park to deter and identify vandals.
Adam said the township is installing additional spotlights that will improve the visibility of existing security cameras at the park.
Residents also noted that anyone with knowledge of vandalism or other crimes can submit anonymous tips and receive cash rewards via organizations like Crime Alert Berks County.
In other business, residents brought up issues with excessive noise and other disturbances from a residence at Main Street and Zweizig Road.
“I would equate it (the sound) to about a half-stick of dynamite,” said resident Gerald Stauffer. “It’s persistent. We’re talking at any given hour of the day or night. Several times a week.”
Stauffer said many neighbors are concerned.
“There are elderly neighbors that are scared and don’t know what to do. There’s young families that have children and pets. I have a 1-year-old daughter,” Stauffer said.
Zoning Officer Jeffrey Fiant said he will talk to the tenant of the property, as well as its owner and potentially issue notices of violation and citations if problems continue.
Joseph Dalton, 21, attended his first meeting after recently winning a seat as a supervisor. He ran unopposed and will be filling the seat of Dean A. Adam for a six-year term starting in January.
Source: Berkshire mont