Absecon Police Department Addresses Vandalism at South Jersey Field of Dreams
The Absecon Police Department has released a statement regarding a series of vandalism incidents that have been occurring at the South Jersey Field of Dreams complex. This beloved community asset has been targeted by vandals in recent months, with acts including the removal of fence posts, graffiti, turf burns, and damage to the mini-golf course and field entrance archway. Shockingly, many of the individuals responsible for these acts have been identified as juveniles, some of whom are now facing juvenile delinquency complaints.
The South Jersey Field of Dreams holds a special place in the hearts of Absecon residents. It is a dedicated space for physically and mentally disabled children and adults to enjoy the game of baseball. More than just a sports facility, it symbolizes inclusivity and community spirit. The field serves as a hub for social interaction and community bonding, providing a positive impact on the lives of those in Absecon and neighboring areas.
The continuous vandalism not only causes damage to the physical infrastructure but also affects the dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the complex. Their efforts, along with the funds required for repairs, are crucial to keeping the facility fully operational and accessible to all.
In response to these distressing incidents, the Absecon Police Department wants to reassure the community that the South Jersey Field of Dreams is under constant video surveillance. This surveillance system has proven invaluable in capturing evidence of delinquent acts and identifying the individuals responsible. The department warns that any future criminal activities will result in criminal complaints and possible trespassing charges.
It is disheartening to see such a cherished community space targeted by acts of vandalism. The South Jersey Field of Dreams holds a special place in the hearts of many, and it is vital that we all come together to protect and preserve this inclusive and important resource.
The Absecon Police Department encourages anyone with information related to these incidents to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation. Together, we can ensure that the South Jersey Field of Dreams remains a safe and welcoming place for everyone in the community.