Security Camera Installed at Park Targeted by Someone Planting Razor Blades

Since August 2013, Bonita Cove Park has been the target of someone planting razor blades in the grass near play areas

A new security camera and light has been installed at a popular San Diego park that has been targeted for nearly two years by someone purposely planting razor blades in the grass near play areas, police confirmed.

San Diego Police Department Lt. Scott Wahl said a camera was installed at Bonita Cove Park last month as a security measure.

He said the camera is easy to spot at the park and police are hoping this will deter the suspect or suspects responsible for intentionally planting razor blades there.

The razor blade problem at Bonita Cove Park has been happening since August 2013. Often times, the razor blades are left facing upward in areas where children and parents play.

In one case in April 2014, two boys were cut by razor blades while playing in the grass. When police combed the area, they discovered nearly 20 razor blades scattered about the park.

In January 2015, six razor blades were found in Bonita Cove Park. They appeared to be brand new and were found with the sharp sides facing upwards.

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Following that incident, San Diego County Crime Stoppers and the Mission Beach Women's Club (MBWC) announced they were offering a combined $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.

To date, no arrests have been made.

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Liberty Zabala
The new camera and light installed at Bonita Cove Park.

Police have said this case is difficult to investigate because the incidents are often spread out, with months between each.

Investigators are relying on the public to help keep tabs on this case. Anyone with information about the razor blade incidents at the park should call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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