Vandals have caused thousands of dollars in damage with multiple attacks at Keizer Little League Park the last two weeks, including this destroyed dugout. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

Of the Keizertimes

There was already work being done at Keizer Little League Park in terms of improvements.

Now there’s more work to do, but it’s the work no one wants to do.

Kurt Barker, president of Keizer Youth Sports Association, confirmed Wednesday morning vandals had struck the youth baseball complex multiple times.

“It’s been a rash of damage,” Barker said. “The last 10 days, we’ve probably been hit five or six times. There had been concession stand break-ins, then we fortified that. But then they chopped down a dugout, then destroyed the other one. The score box on Field 6 was torn down. They threw all the picnic tables into the middle of the field, like they were going to set them on fire. They tipped over the portable toilets. It’s unbelievable.”

Barker has been with KYSA since it was formed in 2008, and has been involved with the youth baseball field since 2004.

“This is the most damage to the fields that I have seen,” Barker said. “It will take the most time to fix this one. The last thing happened on Monday night.”

Barker noted there is a $1,000 reward out for information leading to the arrest of people involved. Those with information can contact the Keizer Police Department at 503-390-3713.

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