Thousands of dollars worth of equipment was stolen from a Huntington Beach Little League program's storage container Friday night and officials are asking for the public's help.
Robinwood Little League spokesman Trent Byer said an all-terrain vehicle used to maintain the field, a pitching machine and public-address systems were among the items stolen.
Huntington Beach police Lt. Mitch O'Brien said in an email that bolt cutters were used to access the property at 15796 Graham St. and that detectives are working on all leads.
Byer said the program just celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. He was shocked to see that its equipment had been stolen.
"We showed up at the field Saturday morning, and [the thieves] had actually taken the time to take the ATV out and disconnect our trailer, put our trailer back in the bin and close it all back up," he said.
It isn't the first time someone has tried to burglarize the program's property, Byer said. Just a few weeks ago, he said, someone tried to get into Robinwood's snack bar. He said the attempt was unsuccessful but was told that neighboring Marina High School's snack bar was broken into.
"It's kind of a bummer," he said. "People are just scumbags, stealing from little kids."
— Anthony Clark Carpio