The following incident was reported by the Brecksville Police Department on Dec. 11. The information was compiled from a police report.
A custodian at Chippewa Elementary School reported that skateboarders had rolled their way back to school property again. He called police around 9:30 a.m. Dec. 11 after noticing two sandstone benches were damaged the night before.
The benches, located on the west side of the building, are not monitored by security cameras. The custodian said the school installed anti-skateboarding devices on the front edge of both benches four years ago because the school had trouble with skateboarding on school property in the past. The left corner had been broken off both benches, resulting in chipped sandstone. The reporting officer noted the brackets appear to have been removed by a hammer.
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