STRUTHERS, Ohio (WKBN)- Struthers police are currently investigating vandalism that happened at a park Monday morning.

Police were called to Mauthe Park at 8 a.m. by the park supervisor who police say reported the damage.

The City of Struthers provided video footage of decorations being damaged around 2 a.m. Reports stated that video surveillance shows three teenagers kicking and damaging Christmas decorations that were set up in the grassy area near the Main Hall.

“It was like geez oh man, why would the kids do this? You know, why is this a situation?” said Struthers Park Director Bob Clyde.

“It’s just disheartening to see young kids do something like that to city property, when we’re trying to be uplifting and create that holiday spirit,” said Mayor Cat Cercone Miller.

The kids caused about $350 worth of damage to the display. Some of it has already been repaired, but the parks director says it’s more than just the damage, it’s the principle.

“How does anybody have issues that could do anything like that, you know, at Christmas-time? So yeah, it broke our hearts; it really did,” Clyde said.

Although no one has been charged yet with the vandalism, police did catch three kids breaking curfew — one from Struthers and two from neighboring Poland, ages 14, 15 and 16 — soon after the incident happened.

“At the time, we did not know that there was any vandalism done to the equipment or any decorations at the park,” said police Chief Tim Roddy.

While police continue investigating, parks workers are trying to find new decorations.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Struthers Police Department at 330-755-9849.

In addition to the park vandalism, police say someone broke a number of lights outside the Struthers Field House on Nov. 7.

Police say the suspect even tried to break a window with a brick.

A surveillance image has been released showing a person outside of the building.

Surveillance image, Struthers vandalism suspect

Anyone with information on that crime is asked to call Struthers police and ask for Capt. Dan Mamula.