Vandals strike Churchland Little League complex

Photo courtesy: Churchland Softball Little League

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The Churchland Softball Little League is cleaning up a big mess after vandals wrecked their Portsmouth complex.

Since Saturday, the little league’s board members have been trying to track down whoever is responsible for thousands of dollars’ worth of damage.

The destruction started more than a week ago. That’s when board members noticed someone broke into the equipment shed.

“They had strewn everything all over the place up here,” league board member Dennis Wieckert said.

Then, over the weekend, vandals broke into the concession stand. They destroyed cash registers, activated a fire extinguisher, threw soda cans and snacks all over and even lit fires on the side of the building.

“I was here from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.,” Wieckert said. “Our other board members were here until 4 o’clock in the afternoon getting everything cleaned up.”

The group posted pictures of the damage and the people responsible, captured on a security camera. They appear to be young people. If you recognize the people in these surveillance images, call Portsmouth police.

“I would like to see them prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” Wieckert said.