Moline police seek hydrant vandals


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Originally Posted Online: Feb. 25, 2013, 7:12 pm
Last Updated: Feb. 25, 2013, 8:42 pm
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The Moline Police Department is seeking the person or people responsible for opening fire hydrants in the city the past two weekends.

Police and Water Department employees responding to reports of "leaking hydrants" found four hydrants opened and flowing.

"Police believe someone is maliciously and illegally opening these fire hydrants" sometime after midnight but before dawn, according to a police department news release.

Along with wasted water, the tampering has created traffic hazards and the potential for serious property damage, the release said. Tampering with any part of a public water supply can constitute a violation of homeland security laws. Depending on the incident, individuals could be prosecuted federally, the release stated.

Moline police ask residents to keep an eye on fire hydrants in their neighborhood and call 911 if they see anyone tampering with a hydrant.If someone knows who is responsible for opening the hydrants, they can receive up to $1,000 cash by calling Crime Stoppers at 309-762-9500. They can remain anonymous.

















 




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