(KRON) — The top section of a popular pole atop Mission Peak in the East Bay that was sawed off and taken has been recovered, the East Bay Regional Parks District confirmed Monday evening. Part of the pole had been sawed off in what the parks service called an act of vandalism. The pole, which is a well-known spot for people to take pictures at, was cut off.
Photos provided by KRON4 viewer Joyce Lee show the pole on Saturday around 6:30 p.m.
The sawed-off portion of the pole was later recovered by park staff.
Earlier, East Bay Regional Parks District issued the following statement to KRON4:
“We are saddened to learn about this incident in our park. Any vandalism from destruction to graffiti affects what should be a positive, happy experience for community members to enjoy open space and the many trails in our regional parks.”