City Administrator Rick McInturff described the total in tens-of-thousands of dollars in damage.
Police Chief Brandon Gigante said the vandals may have had a key to gain entry into the municipal pool facility, although detectives were still determining how entry was made.
But, Gigante said, they caused extensive damage once they got inside.
He said there was structural damage to walls and doors… windows were broken… shower heads were broken and water poured into the locker rooms… paint, which the vandals found on the premises, was used to paint graffiti on walls and windows… and computers and monitors were broken.
The break-in was discovered by city employee Felix Flores as he reported to work at about 7 a.m. Wednesday to begin closing the pool for the winter.
Anyone with information on the criminal damage at the pool is encouraged to contact Lt. Det. Matt Rudiger with the Deming Police Department at 546-3011, or Crime Stoppers at 546-7800 or Tipsoft by anonymously submitting information via text to LUNATIP at CRIMES – or 274637.