Whoever shall injure or tear up, for any purpose whatsoever, any pavement of any street, alley, sidewalk, curb or gutter or any part thereof, or dig any hole, trench, ditch or drain, or dig or remove any sod, stone, curb, earth, sand or gravel from any street, alley, sidewalk, parkway or other public property shall be responsible and liable to the Village for all damages to persons or property in consequence thereof which the Village shall suffer or be adjudged to pay. (1979 Code § 7-1-4-4)