SHEPHERDSVILLE - The city of Shepherdsville is developing the next phase of its park along the Salt River.
Included in that phase will be ball fields and an amphitheatre.
On Wednesday, Shepherdsville police caught and charged two men with vandalizing those areas.
According to Capt. Ken Bernardi, police received a report of two vehicles driving recklessly through the grassy area of the park in the new phase.
Public works director Chuck Keith and other employees saw a pickup truck and an SUV doing doughnuts in the park, destroying grass and leaving large ruts.
Shepherdsville officer Frank Kron stopped both vehicles, according to Bernardi.
Joseph Watson, 25, and Travis Dunn, 18, both of Shepherdsville, were charged with criminal mischief.
“The city has made tremendous strides in improving our park and vandalism of this sort will not be tolerated,” said police chief Doug Puckett. “Our officers will continue to work with the citizens of Shepherdsville, as well as other city departments to curb this type of behavior.”
He said restitution would be sought to pay for the repairs.
“There will be zero tolerance of this type of activity,” added Puckett.
Bernardi said the police constantly patrol the park area and there have been only a few reports of vandalism in the past.