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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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Encino Little League Shed Burglarized $7000 in Equipment Taken NR12129kr

Los Angeles:  West Valley Area Detectives are asking for the public’s help to find the person’s responsible for a burglary in which field maintenance equipment was taken from a little league field shed, negatively impacting the Encino Little League program.  Investigators are also anxious to find the missing equipment.

Sometime between March 16, 2012, 4:00 p.m. and March 19, 2012, 7:45 a.m., a suspect(s) climbed a ladder onto the roof of a storage shed at the little league park and removed an air vent to get inside.   Property taken included field maintenance items; a leaf blower, hedge trimmer, chain saw, weed trimmers, pressure washer and various other tools and equipment needed to maintain the field.

The property taken is valued at over $7000, causing a huge burden on the players and community members who utilize this facility.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact West Valley Area Detectives, Detective Tracey Angeles 818-374-7730.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.