Editor, The News:
Re: Pitt dike trail gone to the dogs (The News, June 21).
As a frequent visitor to Allco Park, I was aware of some vandalism and know people who have had flats from nails after being there.
But until your article, I was not aware as to the extent of this problem.
Allco Park is popular with families and during the summer months.
ARMS holds educational programs for young children adjacent to the park, with road access to ARMS through it.
Also, I have seen horses being unloaded in the parking lot of the park.
Since your article was printed, more acts of feces being smeared on picnic tables and garbage containers have been reported.
To think of a horse stepping on one of those upright nails, throwing its rider off or a car filled with children finding out that the tire is punctured once reaching highway speeds, both instances with potentially catastrophic results, is very troubling.
I hope that now that this story has been published for the benefit of the general public who use this park that the municipality and local police force have some game plan to apprehend this obviously deeply disturbed individual and get him or her some needed help before such vandalism escalates to further levels, with potential loss of life.