• Little League says vandals, squatters have stolen equipment, broken into facilities

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

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    A Snohomish County Little League official says vandals and squatters have stolen equipment and broke into the baseball organization's facilities over the past few weeks. 

    South Snohomish Little League President Amanda Titus said seven of the organization's equipment sheds have been pilfered and lived in – and have become meeting spaces for squatters to use drugs. 

    “They’ve stolen bases, a pitching machine … . On the softball field they’ve stolen tools, (and) they’ve hid stolen merchandise in our sheds,” Titus told KIRO 7’s Rob Munoz. 

    The South Snohomish Little League has produced teams that have made it all the way to the Little League World Series – but Titus said hits like these are the kind that can set them back before they can get to a spring season. 

    “We're completely volunteer-based, nonprofit organization. So any incidents or break-ins are incidents that we're not able to prepare for financially,” Titus said. 

    The organization has set up a GoFundMe page and is asking for $15,000 to replace the stolen equipment and to add in more video cameras and lighting. 


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