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Pleasant Hill Police Seek Help With Stopping Increase In Vandalism At Local Parks


The following is from the Pleasant Hill Police Department:

We want to bring your attention to numerous incidents of vandalism that has been occurring at our city parks over the past few months.

The vandalisms have included graffiti and damage to playground equipment. Pleasant Oaks Park and Sherman Acres Park have endured damages and clean up fees exceeding $15,000!


Pleasant Hill Police Department, with the assistance of Pleasant Hill Middle School, have identified five juvenile suspects who have been referred to Juvenile probation for community service and restitution.

We continue to work closely with Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District to help combat the issue.

PH Rec & Park has installed live feed/monitored surveillance cameras and PHPD officers continue monitoring the parks. Since it takes a team, this is where we ask for your help.

We want to keep our parks safe and clean for everyone to enjoy.


So, if you witness a crime in progress and/or suspicious circumstances dial (925) 288-4600 for non-emergencies, or 9-1-1 for urgent issues.

All other park related questions contact Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District.

Also, there has been excessive “hanging out” by juveniles at PHMS before and after school. If your child attends PHMS please monitor them and keep an extra eye out, before and after school.


WC---Creeker February 7, 2023 - 3:53 PM - 3:53 PM

That looks terrible.

Simonpure February 7, 2023 - 4:18 PM - 4:18 PM

It takes a troubled person to do that to our lovely children…sad

MoJo February 7, 2023 - 4:19 PM - 4:19 PM

This is obviously the work of toddler gang bangers marking their territory. Three time outs and no dessert for a week.

Larry February 7, 2023 - 4:24 PM - 4:24 PM


Exit 12A February 7, 2023 - 4:42 PM - 4:42 PM

This is reflective of California’s push for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Liberals want everyone to be equally miserable.

The Fearless Spectator February 7, 2023 - 5:52 PM - 5:52 PM

Spot on. And sadly, there are those who will always s*** where they eat, which is indicative of appreciating nothing. It begins with lousy parenting and free stuff exacerbates it. Feelings of accomplishment through hard work could almost eliminate such antics.

Hayden Barsotti February 7, 2023 - 6:18 PM - 6:18 PM

Parents of this band of scum should be charged and billed for the vandalism.

Mary Rae Fouts February 7, 2023 - 8:41 PM - 8:41 PM

Very important distinction: Is this juvenile punk vandalism, or is it gangs making marks on stuff in PH?

If these are gang marks, the citizens of PH need to know. I’ve seen these marking on my walking through PH, including on trash cans.

If this s**t is gang markings, tell us residents so we can be aware of the issue and be prepared.

Personally, I treat them as gang markings, and am prepared accordingly.

Pleasant Hill ain’t so pleasant anymore. Be aware of yourself, and be able to take care of yourself.

lol February 8, 2023 - 9:55 AM - 9:55 AM

Not gang graffiti

The only gang graffiti you’ll really see around here will include “13” for the Sureños and “X4” (14) for the Norteños

All of this just looks like each person’s graffiti tag (name)

Oh, please February 7, 2023 - 9:16 PM - 9:16 PM

Install cameras and prosecute the parents that don’t use that word as a verb and are clearly living on the dole.

WC Resident February 8, 2023 - 1:13 PM - 1:13 PM

More cameras were installed in January 2023. I believe though that having an adult in the area has more value than a camera. Most of the kids seem middle class. I doubt many of their parents are on the dole. Much like society, 98% of the kids are fine. The 2% that are not also tend to be children of the 2%.

Amateur Teacher February 8, 2023 - 3:57 AM - 3:57 AM

I will help, but only if you prosecute.

WC Resident February 8, 2023 - 10:03 AM - 10:03 AM

LOL at ‘Also, there has been excessive “hanging out” by juveniles at PHMS before and after school.’

People like to be around people. The kids get out from school but don’t have parents or other guardians picking them up the instant they leave. The kids hang out in groups. Some get bored and engage in mischief. It’s not “cool” to say “don’t do that” or “stop” if one kid starts misbehaving. Misbehavior is contagious and soon several kids are at it.

For PHMS (Pleasant Hill Middle School) the park that gets graffiti tagged is directly across the street. Some kids feel more comfortable hanging out at Pleasant Hill library which is more or less next door to PHMS. They disperse throughout the library with some getting into mischief. Some kids walk to the Safeway or 7-11 (across the street from each other) that’s about three blocks from the middle school.

The Wizard February 8, 2023 - 5:49 PM - 5:49 PM

Time to catch these punks and give them a old fashion ass kicking.

ConcordRez February 9, 2023 - 7:30 PM - 7:30 PM

???? This run-on sentence makes no sense.

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