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Athletic equipment stolen at R-3 High

by Alan McArthur
Landmark reporter

Two sheds at the Platte County High School were broken into last week and more than $3,000 worth of equipment was stolen.

The storage shed by the softball field was broken into sometime between Sunday, Aug. 17 around 8 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 18 around 4 p.m.

Taken from the shed were two Schutt brand black nylon bat bags valued at $40 each, and approximately 15 softball bats inside the two bags valued at nearly $180 each. The total value stolen is approximately $2,780.

According to the police report, the lock was still on the shed, but the screws holding molding were tampered with.

The second shed broken into is used for the school's soccer team and is located along Platte Falls Road.

The shed was broken into between Monday, Aug. 18 around 3:15 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 19 around 4 p.m.

The value of items stolen from the shed was more than $275. According to Richard Sayles, Platte City police chief, stolen from the shed were speed rings, a hurdle set, a speed ladder, an evasion belt, disc cones, and a reaction ball.

According to the police report, the shed door and latch had to be repaired.

Sayles said police currently do not have any suspects in the thefts. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Platte City Police Department at 816-858-5150.




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