CLEVELAND — A 57-year-old man and his 54-year-old sister pleaded guilty and were sentenced Wednesday for cutting down a black walnut tree in the Cleveland Metroparks Mill Stream Run Reservation. They were also both ordered to pay back joint restitution of $20,000 to the Cleveland Metroparks. “These siblings purposefully destroyed invaluable park property for their own personal profit, and we cannot allow those destructive actions to occur without consequence,” said Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley. The Cleveland Metroparks Police Department investigated the incident. “The forests of our Emerald Necklace are to be conserved for generations,” said Jennifer Grieser, Cleveland Metroparks Director of Natural Resources.
Source: CNN May 20, 2022 09:06 UTC