The accused was arrested for “damaging foreign property”, by police officers of the First Police Department of Heraklion, with the damages caused amounting to 30,000 euros
Memories of the highly unusual incident starring a 54-year-old man, who at the end of last August had put… grease on toys (slide, see-saw, swings, etc.) and seats in a – recently built – playground, in order to prevent children from playing there, they woke up yesterday in the Courts, in Heraklion.
The case in question was to be tried yesterday, Monday, November 6, by the Three-member Criminal Court of Heraklion. However, it was postponed due to time running out for March 14, 2024. The playground in question – which the children of the area had not yet had time to enjoy – is located in Mesampelies of Heraklion, specifically on Myrtias Street, opposite the 37th Primary School.
At the end of last August, a man allegedly greased all the toys and seats, which were inside a fenced area, in order – apparently – to make them unusable. Besides, among other things, a cut part of a playground toy had been found at the time.
After the complaints that took place, officers of the First Police Department of Heraklion identified and arrested the specific man, who is accused of damaging foreign property. It is worth noting that, as it was known at the end of August, the damages caused amount to 30,000 euros. It should be noted that, according to information, the Municipality of Heraklion has taken legal action against the man who allegedly spread grease all over the playground.
The defendant was arrested for “damaging foreign property”, by policemen of the First Police Department of Heraklion. According to the announcement issued by EL.AS at the time, the “perpetrator caused damage to a public space (playground) in the area of the Municipality of Heraklion. From the police investigation of the above Service and after appropriate utilization of data, it emerged that the citizen in question had carried out the above act. The preliminary investigation is carried out by the First Police Department of Heraklion”.