Reward offered for tips in Bridge Creek vandalism case

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BLANCHARD, Okla. - Criminals in Bridge Creek remain at large, more than a month after targeting the high school's football facilities. But now the Grady County Sheriff's office has changed the game in their investigation.

"Grady County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information, upon the arrest and conviction of the subjects," said Corporal Ryan Lake.

The vandals left behind a mess you have to see to believe, and a bill for the school that's rising by the thousands.

"They trashed computers, desks, office chairs, helmets, shoulder pads, the floor and more," said Superintendent David Morrow. "Right now we're talking between $50-60 thousand dollars worth of damage."

So far no arrests have been made and officials say there isn't currently anyone of interest, though they are still receiving tips.

Early on, the sheriff's office believed surveillance video would crack the case, but now it appears cameras around the school turned a blind eye, at the wrong time.

"The video that we did have, and the vehicles of interest, we've already investigated those subjects," said Corporal Lake. "We found they were not involved with this crime."

While the investigation continues, so does the Bobcats season.

"We really wanna come out and show the home crowd that we can do something good," said Bobcat football player, Tristan King.

"They're working hard every day," said Superintendent Morrow. "They're not focusing on the negative, they're focusing on their season."

The school has received a large amount of donations from parents, neighboring schools and anonymous people looking to give back. The Bridge Creek Varsity Football Team's home opener is next Friday, September 19th.

Anyone with information on the vandalism is urged to contact Grady County Crimestoppers at (405)224-8477.


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