LAKEHURST – Borough Officials are less than pleased that brand new bathroom facilities at Lake Horicon – which arrived before the summer – were recently vandalized.
Council President Steven Oglesby said that at the current time there is no estimate of damage done but that a wall area was punctured during the September 6 incident.
Lakehurst police responded at approximately 9:30 a.m. to Lake Horicon for a report of criminal mischief to the town-owned bathrooms. The damage appears to be done by a large object. A broken ball which was made of rock salt, that was found at the scene, was the possible culprit.
Noting a familiar phrase, Oglesby said during a recent council meeting, “this is why we can’t have nice things,” in frustration to the vandalism.
Anyone with information regarding the vandalism is urged to contact the Lakehurst Police Department at 732-657-7812 or Detective Waltz at ext 334. Tips can also be submitted anonymously on our website at: lakehurstpolice.org
Council members are currently discussing the placement of video cameras in the area as a means to deter any future incidents of this type. The new bathrooms were delivered to the borough earlier in the year and put into use for the first time this summer. The bathrooms are operable despite the damage, according to officials.