New Albany police say they have two suspects in the July 24 theft and damaging of signs in Bevelhymer Park, 7950 Bevelhymer Road.

New Albany police say they have two suspects in the July 24 theft and damaging of signs in Bevelhymer Park, 7950 Bevelhymer Road.

The suspects were stopped in Westerville for a traffic violation and Westerville police said they found three park signs in the vehicle: a handicapped parking sign, a "No parking" sign and a sign that says, "No swinging bats outside field of play."

An officer visited Bevelhymer Park and discovered the three signs were missing and a fourth, a message board, had been broken.

The damage and value of the signs was estimated at $350.

The officer also found a burned chair.

New Albany police determined the incident occurred between 10 a.m. July 23 and 3:30 p.m. July 24.

The suspects were taken to the New Albany Police Department at 6 p.m. July 24 and they admitted they were guilty of the crime, police said.

No charges had been filed as of July 29. The incident is under investigation, according to police reports, and no other information about the suspects was available.

In May, New Albany police and the Plain Township Fire Department investigated two incidents in which signs and a concession stand were damaged at the park.

On May 24, police determined someone squirted an accelerant in a crack on the concession stand door, lit a sign on fire and stuck the sign in the crack, causing a fire inside the concession stand.

A trash can also was damaged in the incident.

The second incident occurred May 30.

A wooden sign, soccer net and trash bin were set on fire and an accelerant was found at the scene, according to police reports.

The total damage estimated from both events was $3,580.

Terry Guthrie, the Plain Township fire marshal, said no charges have been filed in the May incident.