Senior Van to Be Parked in Well-Lit Town Hall Lot After Latest Vandalism

The Hamilton-Wenham Senior Van had its window smashed in a case of vandalism overnight on Sunday night or Monday morning.

The Hamilton-Wenham Senior van will now be parked in the well-lit parking lot, across the street from the , after the van was  on Sunday night.

The damage to the van’s windshield was discovered by the driver when he showed up just past 9 a.m. on Monday. The van is typically parked in the parking lot next to the , at the corner of School Street and Ellis Avenue.

Wenham police said a cement statue was smashed into the windshield and hood, causing the windshield to “spiderweb.” The vandalism remains under investigation by police.

Mark Andrews, interim Wenham town administrator, said Monday that the van will now be parked in the Town Hall parking lot.

“We will be protecting our assets,” Andrews said.

The windshield was repaired on Monday and the van will be back on the road on Tuesday, Andrews said. The repair was covered by insurance, he said.

Susan Carp, the of both the Hamilton and Wenham Councils of Aging, plus the van coordinator, remains the van coordinator on an interim basis. Carp said on Monday that even though the van was out of service on Monday, volunteers drivers took the scheduled riders to their appointments and destinations.

Carol A Mazzetta May 01, 2012 at 06:34 PM
I hope they catch whoever did this to the Senior Van, what the h-ll is the matter with people? The van is a vital part of seniors lives, they don't drive anymore and the van gets them out of the house for shopping, doctors appt> etc. etc. and human contact. Shame on whoever did this. Carol Mazzetta


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