Current Crime Trends

2021 Park Vandalism/Destruction of Property

The Douglas Police Department is looking for assistance in curtailing the string of vandalism and property destruction at local parks and the fairground concourse. From January 2021 to January 2022, the Douglas Police Department responded to a total of 23 property destruction and vandalisms at local parks and public venues. 

In the month of September 2021, a national trend on a social media application spurned an increase in property destruction. An overwhelming majority of these property destructions are to the bathrooms of these public venues resulting in the park restrooms being locked to the public and thousands of dollars worth of damage. The Douglas Police Department has taken steps to increase patrols through the areas.

If you have information on these trends and would like to submit a tip, please contact the Douglas Police Department at 307-358-3311.

Property Destruction and Vandalisms of Parks and Venues 2021

Targeted Venues Bartling Park / Skatepark Washington Park Williamson Park Wyoming State Fairgrounds Keith Ryder Park
# of Incidents 8 4 1 6 4