“It’s frustrating because you work so hard trying to get these areas looking good and then to see someone treat them with such disrespect makes me angry,” said Mayor Jones. “And that’s not even to mention that these kids doing this at night, perhaps with their headlights turned off, making it very dangerous for them as well. They could easily lose control.”
“And let’s not forget that it’s illegal - destruction of public and private property - and if caught, they will face the consequences.”
According to Captain Donald Vail with the Crowley Police Department, it is a crime they see too often.
“Oh, we see it a lot,” said Captain Vail. “Just last week they had them (tire tracks) on Eastern Ave. in front of Notre Dame High School.”
According to Captain Vail, if the cost of any thing damaged as a result of vandalism is over $500. it is a felony.
“So you would not only pay the fine and restitution of the damages that were caused.” said Captain Vail. “But a much higher fine as well or possibly worse.”
One person who has seen enough of the tire marks around town is Crowley Street Engineer Gilbert Onezine.
“These things just don’t make any sense to me,” said Onezine. “People just don’t respect things the way they should.”