Dedicated Bench At Loomis Skate Park Vandalized; Investigators Seeking Suspects

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Granite benches line Blue Anchor Park in Loomis, but the one that sits in front of the skate park is special. It honors Nancy Beck who pushed to bring this skate park to town.

"Everyone told her there's going to be issues with the skate park, it'll be bad, this isn't good and she dug her heels in and said 'we're going to build this skate park,'" said Nancy's daughter Sandy Calvert.

Beck passed away before the park opened in 2013. The Nancy Beck Skate Plaza and bench are memories her family holds onto.


The Placer County Sheriff's Office said on Jan. 2 around 9:30 p.m., the suspects are seen in surveillance video piling into a silver Ford F-150 after allegedly breaking the back off the bench. Investigators said the suspects skated on the piece shattering it. The damage costs more than $1,000.

Calvert said her mom would forgive the suspects for what they did, but she wants justice.

"Not just that they're caught but restitution as well and all fines and all penalties that come with what they did," Calvert said.

She also hopes the community will chip in to replace the bench.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to called Deputy Chris Carlton with the Placer County Sheriff's Office at (916) 652-2419.