BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Four suspects are charged in a destructive rampage at Houghton Park in Buffalo. The young men are charged with arson. Their names have not been released.
Picnic benches were damaged over the weekend. At least one of the people arrested was also arrested five years ago, and charged with burning down the park’s casino.
At the time of the crime, Councilman Richard Fontana said, "The City of Buffalo invested a lot of money in the city parks. Then you get a couple of knuckle-heads that come around and they want to wreck everything. I can't believe I'm here talking to you about it being burnt; pretty much to a crisp."
"It's just nonsense. It needs to stop." Devon Davenport of Buffalo shares the sentiments of many who share Houghton Park in Buffalo's Kaisertown neighborhood.
Councilman Fontana says when the shelters were built, they were supposed to be a 30-year addition to the park.
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