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West Fargo Park District seeks public's help in identifying chainsaw-wielding tree vandal

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WEST FARGO N.D.—The West Fargo Park District is on a mission to find a vandal who cut down tree limbs at North Elmwood Park Monday, June 11.

According to the park district, the vandal used the rain as cover during Monday's torrential downpour. The park district says it happened sometime between 7 and 10 a.m. Monday—when the storm was at its worst.

The park district believes the vandal tore down the limbs using a chainsaw and left a mess afterwards in the parks shelter belt.

"It's not only so much the trees," said Barb Erbstoesser, executive director of the West Fargo Park District. "It's somebody using a saw or chainsaw or whatever device in public property. That is dangerous."

Erbstoesser says they've had vandalism in the past, but nothing to this extent.

"Somebody just came in and took this into their own hands and did it," said Erbstoeser. "I was just kind of puzzled. I thought maybe it was a mistake."

The park district has put up "wanted" signs near the damage and on their social media pages.

If you have any tips, you can call the West Fargo Park District at (701)-433-5360.