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Hamilton Park Fire Suspects Identified


Fond du Lac Police continue investigating the May 12th fire at Hamiliton Park that destroyed playground equipment and are moving closer to identifying potential suspects. Assistant Police Chief Steve Klein says Detective Lee Mikulec is still actively investigating the case, but they received a number of tips and believe they have identified the four people seen leaving the park shortly before the fire broke out. No arrests have been made and anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to call Detective Mikulec at 322-3726. Fond du Lac Fire Department photo.

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Anonymous commented on 28-Jun-2013 06:50 AM3 out of 5 stars
Way to go Det. Mikulec! Get the bad guys! I think part of their restitution/punishment would be to put in hard working community service hours and help to build the new playground. They should also be required to pay for it. I'm thinking post hole digging...something very physical. They should also have to write apology letters to the community.
Anonymous commented on 28-Jun-2013 07:36 AM5 out of 5 stars
Agreed! Many people today have forgotten the value of a good hard day of physical labor. Parents who either do not, or for some reason cannot, keep their kids occupied on constructive things are just begging for them to go out and do stuff like this. They used to say that idle hands are the Devil's playthings, perhaps they should be saying that more again...

P.S. A lot of parents say things like, my kids are good kids and would never do anything like this. It isn't about good or bad kids. It is about opportunity, idle time, and poor choices made by still developing brains.
Anonymous commented on 28-Jun-2013 03:04 PM3 out of 5 stars
community service will do them some good , paying a fine , what wouold they learn from that, we all know that this a rough part of town but why should the kids that live in that neighborhood suffer ....kids need to be kids and playing at the playground is a part of that and now because of the actions of some one who though it would be cool to do what they did they dont hav ea place to play... its time to get tough on the crime that happens in our town ... if you dont like that is happening in your neighborhood /town .. then take action... you either sit by and let thsi type of behavior happen .. or be a part of the solution .. lets clean up our city so its a safe place to raise our children.
Anonymous commented on 28-Jun-2013 07:26 PM3 out of 5 stars
If they are minors. Have the parents do the hard labor too. You can't be watching your children all the time but I think the parents should also participate and be held accountable for their children's actions. I agree with the fine. That does not teach them anything. Hard work and sweat for a couple days.
Anonymous commented on 30-Jun-2013 06:33 AM3 out of 5 stars
If the individuals responsible for this are indeed found, then they should be the ones paying to replace the equipment that they ruined. Yes it is also a good lesson to have them be part of the crew that works to install the new playground, but they MUST be the ones paying as well. As a taxpayer I am sick and tired of there being no financial consequences for people who choose to make such destructive choices. Finally the notion that parents are completely to blame for this happening is absolutely foolish. I grew up in a home where both my parents worked 40+ hours a week, and my brother, friends and I didn't go around destroying the town because mommy and daddy weren't there to watch us 24/7. At what point are we going to hold kids at least partially responsible for their actions. I sure hope that the kids in that neighborhood are able to enjoy their new playground this summer before heading back to school!
Anonymous commented on 30-Jun-2013 09:05 AM3 out of 5 stars
it's time to clean up the riff riff in our town and send them packing!!
Anonymous commented on 01-Jul-2013 09:53 PM3 out of 5 stars
We were way over due for a new playground anyways it's a blessing

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