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Police suspect arson in illegal fireworks damage at Overland Park shelter

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

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.