An arrest was made recently as part of an ongoing La Verne Police Department investigation stemming from multiple thefts of University of La Verne baseball team equipment.
“The thefts have been going on for the last two years,” head coach Scott Winterburn said. “The most recent theft occurred about a month ago.”
According to Winterburn, the equipment stolen included a batting machine, bags, balls, bats, tees, drills and a grinder. With the arrest, ULV did recoup about 60 percent of the items stolen, said Winterburn.
“We are very relieved to get some of our stuff back,” Winterburn said. “It’s unfortunate for our students who suffered because of the thefts. We do a lot of fundraising and when the money we raise goes to replace a $2,000 machine that could’ve been used for new jackets or uniforms, it’s unfortunate.”
Campus Safety had no comment, and the LVPD would not the name of the person arrested in connection with the thefts.
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