Washrooms at Gyro Beach Park need repainting after being vandalized on Friday night.

Gyro Park hit with graffiti vandalism

Profanities and illegible tags in blue, yellow and brown spray paint cover the walls and stalls inside the washrooms at Gyro Park.

Profanities and illegible tags in blue, yellow and brown spray paint cover the walls and stalls inside the washrooms at Gyro Park.

Saanich police attended the Cadboro Bay park around 9 p.m. Friday night and saw an estimated 80 youths congregating near the washroom. The group scattered when the officers arrived.

“This prompted the officers to check the bathroom. They found a large number of spray-painted tags inside both the men’s and women’s bathroom, and a toilet paper roll smouldering in the middle of the floor,” said Sgt. Steve Eassie.

A 16-year-old was found nearby with a small amount of paint on his hands. No charges have been laid.

Eassie says officers are still investigating the vandalism. Damage to the facility is estimated at $3,000.

“Every paintable surface in there needs to be repainted,” Eassie said.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Saanich police at 250-475-4321.

kslavin@saanichnews.com

 

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