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Vandal ripping pages out of books at local library

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OAK GROVE, OR (KPTV) -

FOX 12's most wanted is ruining reading at a local library.

Someone is cutting random pages out of books at the Oak Lodge Library in Oak Grove.

Clackamas County deputies say the vandal has targeted 122 books so far, costing taxpayers more than $2,700.

Over the past few weeks, library employees noticed pages had been torn and/or cut out of numerous books, mainly from the mystery and science fiction collections, deputies said.

Library employees conducted an internal investigation by viewing who had been checking out the vandalized books.

They believe the damage was done while the books were still in the library, deputies said.

Only the center pages are being ripped or torn out.

The mystery and science fiction books are in an area that is far away from the main desk and more difficult to monitor by staff. 

Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential tip line by telephone at 503-723-4949. 

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