Sumter Vandals Cause $100,000 in Damage to Patriot Park Sports Complex: Law Enforcement Seeking Information for Arrest

Sumter Police Investigate Over $100,000 in Damages to Sports Complex

In the early hours of Monday morning, vandals struck the Patriot Park sports complex in Sumter, causing over $100,000 in damages. The Sumter Police Department is currently investigating the case and seeking any information that can help identify those responsible. A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

The vandalism took place during closing hours on Sunday night and was discovered by a passerby who noticed a possible break-in at the facility. The vandals used black paint taken from the park’s storage area to make graffiti on various surfaces throughout the complex. Equipment and electronics such as heating and air conditioning units, computers, camera/security systems, concession stands, and restrooms were also damaged.

Officials at Sumter County Government expressed their disappointment over the vandalism, as Patriot Park is a popular venue that attracts around 350,000 people annually for soccer, softball, and baseball games and tournaments. Despite the damage caused by this act of vandalism, they remain committed to repairing and cleaning up the area so that it can continue to serve its purpose as a popular community gathering place. They support the efforts of law enforcement in bringing those responsible to justice.

If anyone witnessed any suspicious activity in the vicinity of the sports complex between Sunday evening and Monday morning or has any other relevant information about this crime scene, they are urged to contact the Sumter Police Department immediately at 803-436-2700 or submit tips through Crime Stoppers using their website at or through their mobile app.

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