An unknown vehicle caused these tire marks at the Seven Oak Middle School football field overnight on Oct. 15. 

Several fields at Seven Oak Middle School were vandalized overnight.
The damage was discovered on the morning of Oct. 16.

A vehicle drove through the soccer, football and baseball fields, according according to Bo Yates, Lebanon Community School District assistant superintendent.

Lebanon School Resource Officer Tim Shanks is working with employees of Les Schwab Tire Center to match tire treads, Shanks said.

“There are so many tires out there it’s difficult to match stuff up,” Shanks said.

Around 11 a.m. on Oct. 16 Shanks said they had not yet determined what type of vehicle caused the damage.

There are no suspects at this time and the investigation is ongoing, Shanks said.

Yates estimated the damage would cost several thousand dollars to fix, Yates said. It is unknown how long it will take to replace.

“We can’t fix it right now because (the ground) is too soft to get our equipment on,” Yates said. “We’ll have to put new fill in, and I don’t know if we’ll have good enough weather for that.”

Recent rain has caused the soft ground, he said.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Lebanon High School Resource Officer Tim Shanks at 541-258-4370 or Yates at 541-259-8911.


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