Chief Lewis on recent tampering of fire hydrant

(Festus) Last week thousands of gallons of water was released on Shapiro Drive in Festus after vandals tampered with a fire hydrant.

Festus Police Chief Tim Lewis says the incident happened during the early morning hours last Tuesday.

The vandalism is a violation of section 705.230 of the Festus City Code.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Festus Police Department at 636-937-3646.