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Winter Haven Police searching for suspects who damaged field

Winter Haven, Florida -- Winter Haven Police are asking for help in identifying those responsible for causing serious damage to the baseball fields at the Chain of Lakes Baseball Complex.

On February 8, the grounds crew at the baseball fields discovered damage in the outfield. The field was last observed in good condition on Friday but sometime during the night, suspects drove what appears to be a utility-type vehicle on the field causing significant gouges and tearing up a large portion of the outfield.

The fields are set to be utilized for the RussMatt Central Florida Baseball Invitation within the next couple of weeks. "Our city takes great care in preparing the fields to host the RussMatt events," said Chief Gary Hester.

"Someone may have thought this was funny, but this type of blatant disregard for city property will not be taken lightly."

Winter Haven Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this activity to call 863-401-2256 or Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH reward.

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