DOVER — A juvenile was responsible for vandalizing two sets of holiday ice sculptures downtown in December, city police allege.
On Dec. 15, a Dover police officer patrolling downtown discovered three holiday ice sculptures portraying "The Nutcracker" characters in Henry Law Park had been shattered. The ice sculptures were installed by Dover Main Street in December to kick off the holiday season. Sculptures installed at the Dover Transportation Center train station in honor of the 20th anniversary of Amtrak's Downeaster line were also found damaged the following morning.
Police obtained video surveillance from a downtown business that captured the damage. According to police, the video shows two juveniles approaching the ice sculptures within the park around 1 a.m. on Dec. 15. One of the unnamed juveniles picked up pieces of the sculpture and smashed them onto the ground. Police report the same person was also found to be responsible for damaging the sculptures at the Dover Transportation Center.
According to police, the case will be handled within the juvenile justice system.
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