Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that caused property damage at the Yume Japanese Gardens in midtown Tucson.
On the night of Sept. 6, a driver crashed into the garden’s iron gate and dragged it into the parking lot, said Patricia Deridder, the executive director. Deridder said the driver then destroyed a small enclosure and left the scene.
Deridder said the damage done to the gate is irreparable and replacing it would be too expensive for the garden at the moment. The incident caused an estimated $8,000 to $10,000 in damage, Deridder said.
Tucson police said on Friday that there are no suspects in custody.
Yume Japanese Gardens, 2130 N. Alvernon Way, will reopen on Oct. 1 after its regular summer closure despite the damage.
Yume Japanese Gardens is seeking donations to help replace the gate. Donations can be made at https://bit.ly/3tyytcz