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Authorities are investigating numerous acts of vandalism at Broadford Lake Park. The incidents occurred around the dates of January 31, 2021 and February 14, 2021.

Oakland City Police were alerted that structures in the park were spray painted with obscene pictures, words, and identifying names like “Tay-Tay” and “DJ”. It is estimated the damages to the park total several thousand dollars.

The Oakland Mayor and Town Council have expressed outrage over the blatant disrespect and destruction. They continue to support the Oakland Police Department throughout the investigation, indicating acts like this will not be tolerated and expect those guilty to face adequate penalties.

Officers documented the graffiti, are searching the area for evidence, and are reviewing surveillance videos.

The Oakland Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to provide information about the destruction. A reward is being offered for any information that could lead to an arrest. Please contact the Oakland Police Department at (301) 334-2100 or oaklandmdpolice@gmail.com with any information.