At least two cars were been broken into Thursday afternoon at Twin Lakes Dog Park.
ABC 17 News reporter Kelsey Kerwin found the vehicles broken into while visiting the park and called police. Both cars had their windows smashed in.
“I think it’s unfortunate that security at the park is that people can just drive by, smash windows and steal belongings,” said Kate Harry, whose car was broken in to while visiting the park Thursday. “Thankfully, I didn’t lose anything of value, but there’s significant damage to the car.”
A Columbia Police officer later came and took the report on the two vehicles.
ABC 17 News looked into how many times police have been called to Twin Lakes Dog Park in the past year. Police dispatch records show officers were called to the park seven times for reports of larceny, 3 times for disturbances and 32 times for suspicious vehicles.
According to dispatch, officers patrolled the area on more than 40 occasions.
ABC 17 News also looked into calls at the dog park on North Garth Avenue in the past year. Officers were called to the park 5 times for reports of larceny, twice for a suspicious person and 8 times for reports of a suspicious car.