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Vandals target country club

By Staff | Jan 14, 2011

(Chronicle photos by Jennifer Wabnitz) This is not a magic act. Cress Creek residents and employees are speaking out about the loss of yet another entrance sign.

Cress Creek residents are frustrated with the recent vandalism that has occurred.

“Numerous items have been damaged or stolen,” said Wayne Watkins, Cress Creek golf course manager.

Two weeks ago another entrance sign, on Shepherd Grade Road, was damaged. Not only was the sign damaged but the stone post that supported it was also vandalized, according to Watkins.

“Maybe if the vandals know how much these signs cost, they will stop. They will have large debts to repay when they get caught, ” said Suzanna Lynch, Cress Creek resident since 1992.

Cress Creek and neighboring community Fern Bank have had signs damaged and stolen multiple times. These signs are hand-carved and painted and cost between $2,500 and $3,000 each, Watkins said.

Watkins said they have reported the incidents to authorities.