Sapulpa Herald Building Vandalized 3 Straight Nights


Friday, July 31st 2020, 4:18 pm
By: News On 6, Mallory Thomas


SAPULPA, Oklahoma -

The Sapulpa Herald reported a crime that happened at their own building this week.

"We write about crime all the time and we write about crime stories and would have much preferred the newspaper not be involved in its own crime story," said Johnny Brock, Sapulpa Herald News Editor.

Brock said employees found glass near the backdoor and a hole in the back window panel. That was the first night they were vandalized and it continued for two more nights.

"Next day two more holes in the back door and on the third day we came into work to find the front glass window panel broken," said Brock.

Brock estimated the damage to be around $2,000. "Cash register… petty cash, one of the photographer's camera systems. Not a happy time," said Brock. He said insurance should cover most of the damage, but they still don't know why the Herald is the only building vandalized on their street.

"I've worked in this building 15, 20 years. Never anything like this. None of the other businesses on the street hardly have any issues either," said Brock.

Sapulpa Police said they're not sure if the Herald was targeted or if this was a crime of opportunity to vandalize an empty building.