Vandalism at Canton Township park leads to felony charges, six individuals sought


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Canton Township Road and Park Departments.
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An incident involving six individuals at Faircrest Park has led to a report being filed with the Stark County Sheriff’s Office. The Canton Township Road and Parks Department announced on Facebook that the suspects, possibly four females and two males, are facing felony charges for vandalizing government property.

The vandalism occurred on Monday, May 27, at 9:43 p.m. The individuals entered the park from the 39th Street SW side and spray painted various colors, including yellow, blue, green, and black, onto the disc golf concrete pad. The graffiti included references expressing opinions about law enforcement. One individual was seen spray painting a letter “C” on the pad.

The images captured of the suspects are of poor quality, but the department hopes that someone can identify them based on their bright, neon clothing.

The board emphasized that vandalism will not be tolerated and stressed the importance of maintaining township facilities.

The Public Works team has already begun cleaning the graffiti using various agents. An order for a specific cleaning agent, costing $350 for 5 gallons, has been placed in hopes of effectively removing the spray paint.

Vandalism to government property is a felony.

For more information or to report any leads, residents can contact the Stark County Sheriff’s Office or the Canton Township Road and Parks Department.