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Thieves steal 17 fence posts from Jackson County park

Posted at 5:22 PM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 17:22:58-04

SNEADS, Fla. — Just when Sneads' city officials thought that they were making progress with Hurricane Michael repairs, thieves slowed down one of the improvement plans.

Sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning, someone stole 17 fence posts.

The posts were all set out to begin the process of replacing the fence in time for kids in Jackson County to make the most of the last few days of summer. The 8-foot-long poles were in front of the concessions stand when they were taken.

The fence needed repairs because of damage caused by Hurricane Michael. Sneads Police Chief Michael Miller told us that because of the recent rainstorms, tracking the thieves down has been hard.

"It's sad that somebody in our community or somebody passing through would take away from the children that are trying to get the ball parks back together," said Chief Miller. "It's just putting us further behind in being able to have the facility open for the children in the community."

Despite the setback, crews are still working to get the fence in place. The park is expected to re-open by mid-August.

The Sneads Police Department is still looking for the people responsible for taking the posts.

They're asking you to call them at 850-593-6403 if you have any information.