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WHITING — City officials on Tuesday said a $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of anyone responsible for breaking 10 cameras last month at Whihala Beach.

Police Chief Steve Miller released surveillance images of a suspect April 2, several days after officers were called to the beach to investigation damage to the cameras and other property.

Employees found two cameras mounted 15 to 20 feet off the ground had been broken off a pole. The cameras were found washed up on the beach.

Police arrived and found eight additional cameras broken and hanging by wires. All 10 cameras appeared to have been damaged in the same manner, the report said.

A 5- to 7-foot-long steel conduit pole was found on the ground near one of the camera poles, police said.

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Five beach signs also were destroyed.

The damage occurred between 3 p.m. March 28 and 9 a.m. March 29.

Anyone with information about the identity of the person in the surveillance photo or damage at the beach is asked to call Detective Sgt. Brad Stelow at 219-659-4049.

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