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Would-be crooks breaking into local park facilities

By: Penne Usher, Telegraph Correspondent
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There are no suspects in a rash of recent break-ins at local park buildings. On June 2, the snack bar at Kemp Park was broken into. Officials report that ice cream, candy and snack foods were taken. “No cash was taken,” said Officer Michelle Beattie, spokeswoman for the Folsom Police Department. “File cabinets were opened and rifled through, but nothing appeared to be taken.” On June 4 someone cut a padlock off of the press box at the Livermore Park where the Folsom Jr. Bulldogs play. They are a youth football team. Beattie said the call came in around 9 a.m. Thursday June 4 alerting official of the break in. “Someone forced entry by cutting off a padlock on a roll-up door,” Beattie said. “Audio and sound equipment were taken.” She said officials have no further information and no suspects at this time. The last time the press box was checked was two weeks ago when it was used for a soccer tournament. “At that time everything was intact,” Beattie said. “This could have happened anytime between then and now.” Joe Balzarini, president of Folsom Youth Football and Cheer, said not only was the press box broken into, there was evidence that someone tried to break into the snack bar. “I got a call Monday that said we might want to check the snack bar at our park,” he said. “One of our roll-up windows had been pried on the snack bar. Then on the back door of the snack bar the latch for the lock had been pried.” No entry was made. However, the team wasn’t so fortunate when it came to their press box. “During tough fiscal times it will definitely impact us,” Balzarini said. “Who knows what we’ll have to come up with to replace the equipment.”