UPDATE: Charges filed against suspects in $10,000 vandalism case at Hammons Field

Springfield police say two of the four juvenile suspects now face burglary charges.
Published: Jul. 21, 2022 at 1:28 PM CDT
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Security cameras captured video of the skateboarding vandals inside the Springfield ballpark...
Security cameras captured video of the skateboarding vandals inside the Springfield ballpark five times.(Springfield Police Department)

Springfield police have identified four suspects in the skateboarding vandals case at Hammons Field. Tips from KY3 viewers and the community helped investigators close the case. SPD says all four suspects are juveniles. Two of them now face burglary charges.

The vandalism started over the summer, when the Springfield Cardinals hit the road for away games. General Manager Dan Reiter said the group of skateboarders would break in, steal things and cause property damage. Hammons Field security cameras captured video of the incidents. Reiter estimated the crimes cost more than $10,000 in repairs.


The Springfield Police Department asks for your help to identify possible suspects in a burglary, vandalism and theft investigation at Hammons Field.

The Springfield Cardinals reported five incidents from April 29 to July 8. Police say the four suspects are responsible for numerous burglaries at Hammons Field, usually between 10 p.m. and midnight on nights when no games were played. Springfield Cardinals General Manager Dan Reiter says the four are responsible for more than $10,000 in damage and thefts. Reiter also says the ballpark is upgrading security to include more cameras, lighting and surveillance.

If you recognize any of these suspects, call the police at 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS. You can send a private message.

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