Vandals cause $50K in damage to Mt. Hood Community College

Vandals do $50,000 in damage to MHCC campus

GRESHAM, Ore. -- Four vandals caused nearly $50,000 in damage at Mt. Hood Community College and police are asking for help finding them.

The vandalism happened the morning of Aug. 20, from about 1 a.m. until 3:15 a.m.

The four individuals ran through the campus and damaged cement planter boxes and plants, smashed vehicle windshields, fountains and cooling units, tipped over vending machines and cut the handsets from emergency telephones.

“It's a super frustrating thing," said MHCC communications director, Bruce Battle. "We want to send a message to make sure that this doesn't happen again. ... If you do something like this, our hope is, you will be caught."

One of the suspects was caught on a campus surveillance camera, and appears to be a white man in his 20s.

Video and images of the vandalism were sent out by the suspects over Snapchat, according to college students who reported the social media postings to college staff.

Gresham Police are asking anyone with information about the identity of the four suspects to call Detective Adam Baker at 503-618-2719 or 888-989-3505. Police said callers can remain anonymous.

KGW


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