FREMONT — Football season is just getting started, and already Washington High School has been thrown for a loss.
Approximately $11,000 worth of the program’s equipment proved to be missing when coaches and other school officials entered the school’s locker room to begin preparations for the 2017 campaign. Fremont police say it was stolen in mid-July.
“Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of evidence,” Fremont police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said. “The area has been cleaned since, and there’s no surveillance video.”
According to Bosques, the thieves took approximately 15 football helmets and 35 various pads. The helmets were priced at about $350 each, she said. The team has 32 players listed on its varsity roster
The Huskies began practice this week and are set to open their schedule at Encinal High in Alameda on Aug. 25.
“The message we’re trying to put out is that somewhere out there are these pads and helmets in our community, and they’re probably pretty hard to hide,” Bosques said. “It’s a shame that the football season has started, and the equipment is essential.”
Construction crews were doing a project at the school through the summer, and several doors of the locker room were unlocked when the the burglary took place, Bosques said.
“With trucks coming and going, somebody easily could’ve gone in there undetected,” she said. “We aren’t saying that anybody who was a part of the work did this.”
Calls to the high school Thursday were not returned immediately.
“It’d be great if anyone has information that will help us.” Bosques said.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Fremont police at 510-790-6800.
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