Hoons rip up Casterton oval turf

CASTERTON'S number two oval at Island Park was ripped up on the weekend by a vehicle doing doughnuts on the turf.

Detective Sergeant Steve Brown, of the Portland police crime investigation unit, said yesterday damage to the oval was substantial.

He said a home in Casterton's Shiels Terrace was also burgled overnight Saturday. Residents found a door open and fly-wire screen removed after they returned home but nothing was disturbed or damaged.

There was also a report of a padlock being cut off a shed at Casterton's McKinlay Street. The offence occurred some time between Sunday and November 3. No entry was gained to the shed.

Police at Portland said the damage to the Casterton oval was substantial.

Police at Portland said the damage to the Casterton oval was substantial.