Dubuque's Eagle Point Park damaged; police seeking vandals
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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -
Dubuque Police are looking for information regarding burglary and criminal mischief that caused damage in early November to Eagle Point Park.
Sometime between 3 p.m. on Nov. 4 and 7 a.m. on Nov. 5, police say some person or people unlawfully entered Eagle Point Park and damaged a number of structures and fixtures within, some of which were historical.
The park, which has a number of closed buildings for picnics and parties, was left with damage to several locked doors, which police say had been forced. That caused officials to classify the acts as felonious burglary, according to Iowa Criminal Code.
Damage also included toppling a covered bench.
Police say the initial estimate of the damage is $10,000, though the final repair cost could easily be higher, depending on the price of restoring the damaged historical pieces to their original condition.
Dubuque's Leisure Services and Police departments are asking anybody with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 563.588.0714 or 800.747.0117. Callers may remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 if the information provided leads to an arrest.
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