4 accused of vandalism, firing shots at Granite City park
Brenden Day, 18, Daniel Armstead, 20, Rachim Johnson, 20, and Robert D. Fulks, 20, are accused of criminal activity at a park in Granite City. Credit: Granite City police
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOV.com) -
The Granite City Parks District took down the rims on the basketball hoops at a park near Pontoon and Johnson Roads after recent incidents.
There were multiple incidents recently with one involving shots fired. Police tell News 4 the criminals are adults from Caseyville and Collinsville who came into Granite City.
Brenden Day, 18, Daniel Armstead, 20, Rachim Johnson, 20, and Robert D. Fulks, 20, are charged with mob action. Armstead is also facing charges of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and reckless discharge of a firearm.
Residents of the nearby neighborhoods say they’ve been complaining about crime in the area for a long time.
“You’d think they would care more about what’s happening in the area,” Erin Graham says.
Graham says the park is constantly filled with families and good people but the crime gives the area a bad name, and she’s tired of it. She’s not sure taking down the basketball hoops is going to help either, because she thinks criminals will still come to the park.
“I just wish someone would help us do something. Let’s clean this town up. We got new officials wanting to be elected. Put it out there. Let’s do something. Make it better,” Graham said.
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Friday, March 23 2018 10:11 AM EDT2018-03-23 14:11:27 GMT
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