The Perry Township Supervisor reported Tuesday evening that the Perry Township Recreation Area, 730 Onyx Cave Road, was vandalized over the weekend.
Patches of grass were ripped from the baseball field after vandals performed donuts with a vehicle. They also used charcoal from the grill to write graffiti on the pavilion tables.
“The four boys who did this were found and made to come back and clean the tables,” supervisor Lance Adam said.
Resident Nancy James suggested the township install more cameras in the park to deter and identify vandals.
Adam said the township is installing additional floodlights that will improve the visibility of existing security cameras in the park.
Residents also noted that anyone with knowledge of vandalism or other crimes can submit anonymous tips and receive cash rewards through organizations such as Crime Alert Berks County.
In other cases, residents raised concerns about excessive noise and other disturbances from a residence located on Main Street and Zweizig Road.
“I would liken it (the sound) to about half a stick of dynamite,” resident Gerald Stauffer said. “It’s persistent. We talk at any hour of the day or night. Several times a week.”
Stauffer said many neighbors were concerned.
“There are elderly neighbors who are scared and don’t know what to do. There are young families with children and pets. I have a one-year-old daughter,” Stauffer said.
Zoning officer Jeffrey Fiant said he will speak to the property’s tenant, as well as its landlord and may issue notices of violation and citations if the issues persist.
Joseph Dalton, 21, attended his first meeting after recently winning a seat as supervisor. He ran unopposed and will serve as Dean A. Adam for a six-year term beginning in January.