Sumter police are investigating more than $100,000 in damages to sports complex

The vandalism at Patriot Park in Sumter, South Carolina, has left officials disappointed and angered. The sports complex, which hosts numerous sporting events and draws around 350,000 people annually, was damaged beyond repair after a group of vandals broke into the facility during the night.

The Sumter Police Department is actively trying to identify those responsible for the vandalism and is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for any information that leads to an arrest in this case. The reward is being offered as an incentive for anyone with information on the incident to come forward and help law enforcement solve the case.

The damage caused by the vandals included graffiti made with black paint that was taken from the park’s storage area. Equipment, electronics, heating and air conditioning units, computers, camera/security systems, concession stand, supplies, and restrooms were all affected by the vandalism. Officials at Sumter County Government expressed disappointment in the destruction of the facilities but promised to repair and clean up the damage as soon as possible. They also expressed support for law enforcement’s efforts to find those responsible for the vandalism.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact the Sumter Police Department at 803-436-2700 or submit tips online through Crime Stoppers’ website at or using their app. Tips can remain anonymous if requested. For more news and updates subscribe to WIS’s email newsletter and download their apps

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