As a community, lets help the Brentwood Police catch these low-life’s who decided it would be a good idea to cause damage to a monument sign in Brentwood. If you have any information, please share it with the authorities. Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor is now offering a $100 reward for information leading up to the arrest of these people.
Via Contra Costa Times:
Vandalism suspected in damage of city monument
An allegedly deliberate act of vandalism over the weekend has caused significant damage to a monument sign at a key entrance to downtown Brentwood shortly before the grand opening ceremony for the new Civic Center on Saturday.
“There was no accident,” said Brentwood Senior Community Development Analyst Kwame Reed of the damage to the Downtown Brentwood monument sign at Brentwood Boulevard and Second Street.
By Tuesday morning, Reed noted that most of the significant damage was patched up, including fixing its stone veneers. The fabricators who crafted the metal artwork portions of the sign will come out next week to fix the bent metal pieces, including some of the letters in “Downtown Brentwood.”
City officials believe that the incident took place late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. Reed said the damage was difficult to notice unless one looked closely at the steel-and-stone sign, which cost the city more than $26,000. Part of the city’s efforts to update downtown, the monument was installed last August in a median a little more than a block away from the new civic center.
Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor said that he was beside himself Tuesday because someone tried to destroy the new sign and he is offering a personal $100 reward for any leads in the investigation.
“I am extremely upset with the vandalism that occurred at the entrance of our downtown,” Taylor said.
Brentwood Public Information Officer Tom Hansen said that a car or truck was most likely used to cause the damage, but an accident cannot be ruled out at this point.
To report information on this incident, call Brentwood Police Officer Justin Luo at 925-809-7745. To reach Taylor with any tips, call 925-634-9539