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Police suspect arson in illegal fireworks damage at Overland Park shelter

Posted: 12:02 PM, Jul 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-05 13:02:54-04
Illegal fireworks damage Overland Park shelter
Illegal fireworks damage Overland Park shelter
Illegal fireworks damage Overland Park shelter
Illegal fireworks damage Overland Park shelter

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Overland Park police are asking for the public’s help after restrooms and a structure were damaged at Sapling Grove Park.

Police said the alleged arson happened Wednesday night just before 11 p.m.

A witness told them they saw five males running east from the shelter at the time of the fire, which was caused by fireworks.

The damage is estimated to cost around $20,000 to repair.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Overland Park Police Department at 913-327-5700 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.