Hermann police patrol increases after rash of vandalism
By staff writer
The city has increased its night-time surveillance following a rash of vandalism that has taken place in the past five- to six months.
Frank Tennant, Hermann’s police chief and city administrator, said Monday night at the city council meeting that most of the vandalism has taken place in city park property. He said it was mostly petty crimes with some graffiti involved.
“As a result of this we have increased our police patrol, and perpetrators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” said Tennant.
Restrooms in the city parks have been damaged, and the work appears to be done by young people, the police chief said.
“To make these repairs, it takes city workers away from other jobs, and it is costing money to fix and clean up those areas,” Tennant said.
Tennant said something that adults might want to pay attention to is an old public service message that he remembers: “It’s 11 p.m., do you know where your children are?”
In Monday’s action, the board approved changed the employment status of police officer Tracey Guttierez from part-time to full-time, and approved a conditional use permit for Elmer Allemann on a trailer court property at 438A E. 6th Street.