More arrests in Peninsula Catholic soccer field vandalism

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 18 at 12:33 PM

9/18: UPDATE: 23-year-old Michael David Ryder, Jr. and Nicole Vitantonio turned themselves in.
Police now say all four also are responsible for damage to Yates and Hilton elementary schools that same day. Damage estimate at Hilton is $500 and damage to Yates is estimated to be about $1,500.

NEWPORT NEWS- Two men are charged with damaging the new soccer field at Peninsula Catholic High School in Newport News.  Police also are looking for a woman they say was involved.

Police say Dustin Robert Engstrom and James Alexander Crawford made donuts in the soccer field about 1:25 a.m. on September 5.

A tip led officers to woods near the school, where they spoke to two men and a woman. The woman, Nichole Vitantonio, was arrested for being drunk in public and all three were issued summonses for trespassing on school property, said police spokesman Lou Thurston.

"The follow-up investigation revealed the damage totaled approximately $15,600," Thurston stated.

Engstrom and Crawford were arrested Wednesday on charges of felony destruction to property, conspiracy to commit a felony and misdemeanor damage to turf.

Police are looking for Ms. Vitantonio, 26, and say they'll charge her with the same crimes.

Anyone with information that can help police can call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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