Charlestown Little League targeted by vandals
The organization's president Chuck Deaton says the damage was discovered Saturday morning.
Doors to the concession stand and garage will have to be replaced. Several light bulbs that brighten the baseball fields were smashed. The only thing stolen was candy, but Deaton estimates about $1,000 in damage.
"Some of these kids ... this is what they live by," he said about the league.
The organization says it depends on donations, and every penny counts. Typically, more than 300 kids take part each season.
"You're taking possibly 'little Johnny's' ability be able come to play next year because $1,000 down the drain," said the little league's vice president Robbie Gullion.
They've already had to deal with vandals in the past.
Deaton says someone used a BB gun to shoot at signs posted at the fields earlier this year.
Security lights have gone up and police have increased patrols, but it hasn't kept the criminal activity away.
A $500 reward is now on the table for information leading to the arrest of whoever's responsible for the most recent incident.
"We want it to be known that this not OK for any kid to act this way," Gullion said. "We want kids to know why were here. We're here to have a good time, to learn baseball, to be better kids, be better people."
Deaton says police are interviewing persons of interest in connection to the break ins.
Anyone with information is asked to call Charlestown Police.
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