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Parkchester Little League reports missing equipment from shed

When coach Dean Ricks showed up to the Parkchester Little League baseball field Saturday morning, he was surprised to find the lock on their storage shed had been pried off.

News 12 Staff

Jul 22, 2021, 3:10 AM

Updated 1,063 days ago

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When coach Dean Ricks showed up to the Parkchester Little League baseball field Saturday morning, he was surprised to find the lock on their storage shed had been pried off.
"Kind of an angry moment there because you just feel violated ... you know, it's not like a million dollars' worth of stuff, but it's our stuff," Ricks said.
Inside, two generators and an inverter were missing, which the team uses to power up its PA systems during the games and pitching machines during practice.
It's not the first time the Little League has been robbed.
"This is the fourth time that we've been robbed. The last time we got robbed, they stole all the candy and sodas. And prior to that, they stole another generator," said Ricks.
The team plays on a field tucked behind the Bronx Psychiatric Center; it is regularly patrolled by the facility's security team but does not have gates to prevent intruders at night.
"I would like to see us better our situation with our storage situations. I'm hoping to see that maybe some other security measures might be put in place, like maybe some barriers or some retractable games."
Police say they're treating the case as a grand larceny. No arrests have been made.
Despite the circumstances, Coach Ricks says the robbery is not stopping the Little League from playing their game Thursday at 6 p.m.


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