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Vandals strike again at Sugar Dock Beach

A VAN used as a trailer and parked overnight in the Sugar Dock beach area was vandalized last week.

Van owner Max Aguon, who regularly cleans up the area, said the vehicle’s windows were shattered and all the tires were punctured.

Every year, he said he parks the van at the beach a day prior to the Santa María de la Inmaculada Concepcion fiesta.

The van, which is pulled like a trailer, no longer runs but is used to store food and drinks for the fiesta, Aguon said, adding that when the vehicle was vandalized it was empty.

Max Aguon, community volunteer at Sugar Dock Beach, poses with his van that was vandalized over the weekend.  Contributed photoMax Aguon, community volunteer at Sugar Dock Beach, poses with his van that was vandalized over the weekend. Contributed photo

He said he parked the van at the beach on Friday and it was his friend, Tony Cruz, who discovered the vandalism on Monday morning.

The van was pushed down from the pavilion to the grotto, Aguon said. “The incident could have happened after the fiesta. There were kick marks and big rocks inside the van.”

Aguon said he has reported the incident to the Department of Public Safety and asked the police to continue conducting a night patrol in the Sugar Dock area.

“This is not the first time,” he said, adding that tables and the pavilion at the beach were also vandalized early this year.

Aguon said he can no longer use the van, and he has asked the Saipan mayor’s office to remove it from the beach area.