Moorestown PD investigating vandalism at library

The Moorestown Library experienced more than $3,000 worth of damages.

The following is a release from the Moorestown Police Department:

On Oct. 4, Moorestown officers were alerted to property damage at the Moorestown Library. Officers discovered an unidentified thick blue substance spread across the front walkway and surrounding area. 

Security video from the municipal building showed that on Oct. 3 at about 8:50 p.m., four juvenile males climbed onto the roof of the library. At about 8:56 p.m., the video shows the bucket containing the unknown blue substance tossed from the roof onto the front walkway below. 

The four juveniles climbed off the roof and fled with a fifth juvenile male who remained on the ground. It appears that the bucket containing the substance was already on the roof. It is not known why the bucket was on the roof or for how long.

Damages total $3647.83 for power washing the substance from the walkway, the replacement cost of a bench, which could not be cleaned, installation and removal of a temporary walkway, and grouting the brick walkway. Officers are attempting to identify the juveniles involved.