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West Sunbury man confesses to damaging high school football field

October 12, 2019 Digital Media Exclusive

A West Sunbury man is accused of vandalizing a high-school football field in Cherry Township in July causing over $4,000 in damage.

Through the investigation, Benjamin Abbott, 18, was developed as a suspect and ultimately confessed to the crimes, according to police reports.

At 2:08 a.m. July 19, a side-by-side utility vehicle rammed two fences at the Moniteau High School football stadium at 1810 West Sunbury Road to gain access to the field.

The utility vehicle then performed multiple “doughnuts” that caused significant damage to the lawn and other areas of the school grounds.

Abbott has been charged with institutional vandalism, criminal mischief and criminal trespass.

This is a story that appears in Monday's Butler Eagle.