Waimea community shocked, distraught over senseless vandalism

  • A map of the Waimea locations where vandalism occurred on Nov. 8. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Damage and overturned playground equipment discovered at Waimea Middle School on Nov. 8 results in at least $3,000. (Courtesy photo)
  • A North Hawaii Community Hospital sign was broken on Oct. 17. Weeks later on Nov. 8, there were multiple incidents of vandalism around town, resulting in damages in excess of $10,000. (Courtesy photo)

  • Damage discovered at Waimea Middle School on Nov. 8 results in at least $3,000. (Courtesy photo)
  • Damage discovered at Waimea Middle School on Nov. 8 results in at least $3,000. Courtesy photo

KAILUA-KONA — Police have increased their patrols after a vandalism spree was discovered in Waimea, resulting in excess of $10,000 in damage.