Lyndonville asks people to report damages to Christmas trees at village park

Posted 14 December 2018 at 2:10 pm

Photo courtesy of Christmas in Lyndonville: This photo shows one of the Christmas trees where ornaments and lights were removed by a vandal.

Press Release, Christmas in Lyndonville Committee

LYNDONVILLE – The Village Clerk’s Office was made aware on Dec. 6 that a patron’s tree in the Christmas in Lyndonville event had been vandalized. Upon reviewing the village surveillance cameras, video was able to be obtained to assist Village Police Officer William Larkin in the investigation.

It is believed that approximately 7-10 trees were affected, stripping trees completely of lights and ornaments and some tree toppers.

The village is able to report that an individual was apprehended early this morning, thanks to Officer W. Larkin with assistance from Orleans County Sheriff’s Department’s  Sgt. John Doyle and Deputy Rob Riemer.

The village along with Officer Larkin are working to obtain back any stolen or damaged items. If you have not already reported any stolen or damage items please contact the Village Clerk’s Office at 585-765-9385 by Monday, Dec. 17.

Christmas in Lyndonville Chairperson Carla Woodworth has issued the following statement to all those participants:

“It deeply saddens us that we have had a piece of our hearts stolen from multiple trees in the Park at Christmas in Lyndonville, including our own. I’m truly sorry that this has happened at the most precious time of the year!

“It is our deepest desire to recover all that has been removed and return it to you! Please if anyone has had things removed from their tree make us aware by calling the Village Clerk’s Office at 585-765-9385.

“God bless all who have been touched by this hurtful action!!!  May the Peace of Christ shine in all, this Christmas and remember decorations can be replaced!

“Our deepest gratitude to Officer Larkin for his dedication and actions in addressing this situation.”

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