Help Saratoga Police Find The Men Who Vandalized Congress Park
Saratoga Springs Police have released security camera footage that show the suspects sought in last Sunday's vandalism of the Morrissey Fountain.
The three men in these photos were caught on camera knocking over the fountain in Congress Park on May 15.
If you know the identities or anything about the men in question, contact Saratoga Springs Police.
5/19/22 - One of Congress Park’s original features is once again the latest victim in the long line of wanton vandalization that has plagued Saratoga Springs for years.
Not Saratoga's First Park Vandalism
In 2016, two members of the United States Navy destroyed a statue of the Greek god Pan in Congress Park’s Italian Gardens. Repairs cost $8000.
Several of the town’s painted fiberglass horse statues, owned by the businesses they stand in front of, have been defaced, knocked over, or punctured through the years – most famously a 2008 incident in front of Roohan Realty that was captured on video.
Giant decorative urns, memorials to Civil War soldiers, Spit and Spat - if its been erected in Saratoga Springs, odds are that its been wrecked and pieced back together.
Congress Park's Latest Target
Early Sunday morning, three men were caught on surveillance video climbing into Morrissey Fountain, and knocking over its three tiers. The fountain has been removed for repair since Sunday, with only the base remaining. Morrissey Fountain is three times unlucky, as it had been previously knocked over in 2013 and 2018.
The Morrissey Fountain was placed in Congress Park on its opening in 1870 by Congressman John Morrissey.
A notorious gambler, Morrissey created the Saratoga Race Course and started the Canfield Casino adjacent to Congress Park. The casino building now hosts the Saratoga Springs History Museum.
The Department of Public Works will be overseeing the fountain's restoration, while Saratoga Springs Police are searching for the three suspects.