Three Arrested in Vandalization
of Downtown See-Thru Restroom
by: Bobby McDonald
Word from Sulphur Springs Chief of Police, Jim Bayuk, is that three people have been arrested in connection with the vandalization of the downtown see-thru bathroom on November 24, 2012. He stated that clues left at the scene, as well as some postings on Facebook helped in leading to the arrest of three individuals, a nineteen year old Hopkins County male, a seventeen year old Hopkins County female, and a fourteen year old juvenile.
Using the tips left at the scene, information gathered on Facebook, and studing surveillance cameras from the scene, Sgt. Monty Tipps, with the Sulphur Springs Police Department, was able to solve the case and provide enough information for the arrest of those involved.
"We want to remind anyone that thinks about doing anything to the restroom or other property on the downtown square, that there are cameras mounted throughout the area and they are connected to SSPD Communications Center, where they are monitored 24 hours a day," related Chief Bayuk. "Much money, time, and effort has been spent to revitalize the downtown area to attract business, increase tourism, and make it a beautiful place for everyone to enjoy, as well as honoring our heroic veterans who have served our country, thus we take the vandalization of the area as something very serious and intend to prevent acts such as this from happening in our community!"