Wrestling Equipment Stolen from Coach's Truck

Equipment from a youth wrestling team was stolen when the coach's car was broken in to over the weekend.

A youth wrestling club is down some equipment after the coach's vehicle was broken in to on Saturday, Jan. 19.

Dana Stone, who is the president and head cheerleading coach for the Truman Rams Youth Wrestling and Cheerleading Club, told Patch that sometime between 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18 and 5 a.m. the next morning, someone had broken into her Ford truck and stolen Ram's equipment and other personal items.

"An electronic wrestling time clock, wrestling ankle bands and arm bands, two pairs of wrestling shoes and a wrestling medical kit were stolen," she said.

Additionally, the blue Sony video camera and the tripod they use to film wrestling and cheerleading tournaments were also taken from the truck.

The police report shows that more than $1,500 worth of equipment was taken from the truck that was parked on Greenbrooke Drive.

Stone said that since she spent all day Saturday at a tournament and had another tournament early the next morning she "had the bright idea" to pack up the car Saturday evening. She added that the truck has tinted windows and they put the equipment in a spot that couldn't be seen by looking in the window, so she thinks that someone who saw them packing the car went back later and broke in.

Not only was Stone's truck broken in to on Saturday, but items were taken from her son's Jeep and two other vehicles on Greenbrooke Drive. Additionally, the Bristol Township Police blotter shows that four other thefts from vehicles were reported throughout Levittown.

Stone is hoping that since the equipment is out of the ordinary from what is usually stolen from cars, it will turn up and be returned to the youth club. A parent who's children participate on the Ram's hopes for the same outcome.

"We are hoping to spread the word to have it returned, due to the fact the Rams is a non profit youth organization," Wayne Kohler said. Kohler alerted Patch about the theft.

"The Rams have a home match this weekend and have to borrow a time clock to use. This is an expensive device and the club does not have the funds to replace it," he added.

Stone asks that the community keep an eye out for wrestling equipment for sale on the Internet. If you have any tips or know who may have taken the equipment contact her at danastone@trumanrams.com, or the Bristol Township Police at 215-788-8289.

frank james January 25, 2013 at 04:18 PM
Best part is that cops don't do nothing about it. Maybe they should stop worrying about traffic tickets n look out for people personal property more. Just an idea.
Mom January 25, 2013 at 05:49 PM
Sure, great idea Frank. Lets allow people to speed while driving and cause accidents that kill our children to preserve the replaceable personal property.
Patricia January 26, 2013 at 12:13 PM
Police are just a referral organization, there hands are tied, if you don't have money to hire someone to look into it, you might as well not even call the police.....unless your insurance covers the theft? The poor just get poorer!!!


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