The damage caused to the field by the vandal is expected to cost thousands of dollars to repair

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - Someone stole a tractor and used it to vandalize Barlow High School football field.Gresham police are seeking a suspect who tore up the Barlow High School turf football field with a stolen tractor.

OUTLOOK STAFF PHOTO - The damage to the field was discovered Monday morning, June 4, and will take thousands of dollars to repair.The damage caused by the vandal at the school at 5105 S.E. 302nd Ave. was discovered Monday morning, June 4. The suspect used the trenching tool to rip up large portions of the field near the 50-yard line and damage the track, police said. The repairs could cost thousands of dollars to the district.

Caught on security footage, it appears only one person stole the tractor, which was taken from a nearby nursery. The vehicle was discovered Monday afternoon, but officers are still seeking the individual behind the vandalism.

The damage to the field is affecting Barlow football's spring practices, and the school is unsure how long it will take to finish repairs.

Anyone with information is asked to call 503-618-2719.

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