Charges filed in concession stand vandalism
Conewango police have identified the individuals involved in the break-in and vandalism at the Plumber Street complex concession stands.
Police told the Times Observer Monday evening that an investigation into the incident has been closed.
“This burglary occurred sometime in mid-October and caused serious damage to the Baseball Booster’s, and Softball Booster’s concession stands,” police said. “This is the second offense involving different actors within a ten month time frame.”
The Pennsylvania State Police Forensic Services Unit assisted Conewango police in the investigation.
“From this investigation, a juvenile offender has been arrested and faces prosecution including burglary, criminal trespass, and criminal mischief, and a second actor has been identified,” Conewango police say.
“With the help of the community, eye witnesses, and forensic evidence led to the arrest in this case.”
Loss for the boosters organization was estimated at nearly $6,000.
“As a program, we would like to thank the Conewango Township Police for doing an awesome job of swiftly finding the culprit,” Dragons Baseball Head Coach Andrew Morrison said.
A GoFundMe has been established entitled “WAHS DRAGON BASEBALL BOOSTERS.”
“Our concession stand is very important for our team,” Missy Snyder, president of the WAHS Dragon Baseball Boosters, said on the GoFundMe page.
“Everything in the concession stand was ruined, including our refrigerator, freezer, microwave, PA system, cupboards, paper products, etc.”
Snyder said the funds raised at the concession stand help cover the costs of uniforms, helmets, baseballs and other equipment.
“We are looking forward to putting this behind us and getting to work on replacing everything we lost before the season starts in a few months,” Morrison added.