N. Idaho community center fights theft, vandals

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in the northern Idaho city of Lewiston are adding a camera system, reinforced doors and shatter-proof windows to the Lewiston Community Center to thwart vandals.

Lewiston Parks and Recreation Director Tim Barker tells the Lewiston Tribune the cameras will be placed at each of the center's eight entrances at a cost of about $800. He says the cameras will supply video to a monitor in the center's office as well as to the Lewiston Police Department.

The move comes after recent incidents of vandalism and burglary. Barker says late last month someone hid inside the center until everyone was gone and then consumed about $100 in food, stole $120 in cash and caused $300 in damage by kicking in doors.

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Information from: Lewiston Tribune