Police investigating vandalism at Salem-West Branch game

BELOIT, Ohio (WKBN) — Police are investigating vandalism that occurred at West Branch High School during Friday night’s Salem vs. West Branch varsity football game.

Damage included cutting down a totem pole, but no arrests have been made yet, according to The Morning Journal. The damage, which also included black paint and red tape on multiple signs and shrubbery, was committed during the game, according to surveillance footage.

The surveillance footage showed a young Caucasian female with brown hair wearing black long-sleeved T-shirt and pants and a white Halloween mask spattering the paint on the sidewalk. The Morning Journal reported that a black bottle of metallic paint, which was found at the scene, was traced back to the Salem Walmart.

The officers also found that the totem pole on the south side of the athletic building had been removed with a chainsaw or other cutting device, leaving only a stump, and the pole was unable to located on the school grounds.

Cost of damages have not yet been estimated, and police are investigating.

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