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.