Vandals Spray Paint Cars, Bathroom At Poteau Pool

POTEAU, Okla. (KFSM) — Vandals struck at the Poteau city pool, damaging the bathrooms, and may be connected to vandalism of three cars all within a mile radius.

Assistant Police Chief Greg Russell with the Poteau Police confirmed that someone vandalized the bathroom at the Poteau pool, after Savanna Gillham posted photos of the vandalism on her Facebook page.

“Last night between 10pm-8:30am this morning, someone broke into Poteau Pool and Vandalized our bathroom,” the post said.

Life Guard Savannah Gilliam explained, “it’s not fair to us or the city.”

When opening the pool they found the boys bathroom door wide open and walked into the vandalism. Along with the bathrooms, the diving board was damaged and will have to be replaced.

The pool just reopened this summer after being closed for three years.

Russell said that in addition to the bathrooms, calls came in of vehicles being spray painted on North Witte and North Walters streets.

All of the vandalism is within a six mile radius, Russell said.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Poteau Police.

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