Vandalism suspect turns himself in; graffiti found on park in Whitestown

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UTICA — One of two suspects believed to be responsible for vandalism at Parkway Recreation Center in Utica has turned himself in, according to law enforcement officials.

Meanwhile, Whitestown Police have reported vandalism at one of their parks as well.

Police said several young men vandalized the Parkway Recreation Center in Utica on June 18, July 2 and July 21. Police said there was graffiti and the suspects shot the building with a BB or pellet gun.

After security camera photos of the suspects were shared online, Utica Police said Timothy Stegall, 22, of Utica, turned himself in. Police said Stegall is charged with three counts of fourth-degree mischief for all three nights. He is scheduled to appear in court.

Police said a second suspect remains under investigation.

The Whitestown Police Department also announced a vandalism investigation at Dunham Manor Park. Police said there was graffiti spray-painted on park and playground equipment. Several young, white males were also captured on security cameras at Dunham Manor Park, police stated.

According to Utica Police, it is so far unknown if the two incidents of park vandalism are connected.

Anyone with information on the vandalism at Dunham Manor Park is asked to call Whitestown Police at 315-736-1100. All calls can be kept confidential.

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