Vandal steals $10,000 in synthetic turf from SLO playground’s sliding hill

San Luis Obispo police are looking for the vandal who stole a large piece of synthetic turf from the Sinsheimer Park playground.

The turf was cut from the sliding hill during overnight hours on Monday, according to a city of San Luis Obispo news release.

The city has reviewed surveillance video from the park that night, but there are no known suspects at this time.

The turf will cost about $10,000 to replace, and repairs will be complete in about two weeks, according to the release.

Anyone with information about the vandalism is encouraged to contact the San Luis Obispo Police Department non-emergency line at 805-781-7312.

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Lindsey Holden writes about housing, North County communities and everything in between for The Tribune in San Luis Obispo. She became a staff writer in 2016 after working for the Rockford Register Star in Illinois. Lindsey is a native Californian raised in the Midwest and earned degrees from DePaul and Northwestern universities.