LEONARDTOWN, Md. (March 21, 2009)—Due to extensive vandalism, the St. Marys County Government Elms Beach Park in Dameron is closed to both vehicular and pedestrian visitors.
Vandals used a stolen excavator on March 17 to destroy the metal gate leading into the park, playground equipment, picnic pavilion and a changing station building.
The facilities are being repaired and the park should reopen within the month.
Elms Beach Park is one of 19 county parks. It is located on 476 acres and contains a playground, picnic tables and a picnic pavilion. Citizens can use the waterfront park for fishing and crabbing and the beach.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333. The caller does not have to leave their name. If the information leads to the arrest and conviction, the caller may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.