Vandals damage Emmitsburg Community Pool
(6/22) This weekend, someone cut the new
fence at Emmitsburg Community Pool with a bolt cutter and then entered the
building with a key, Town Manager Dave Haller reported during a town meeting on
‘‘[They] destroyed all the video games there, and entered into a chemical
room,” Haller said. ‘‘There are chemicals there that can kill us all.”
Haller said whoever broke in had a key to the facilities.
‘‘The fence and video games were just put in this year, they busted up the
vending machine,” Mayor James Hoover said. ‘‘The door wasn’t kicked in, so it
appears they had a key. We’ve already now replaced all the locks on the doors
so it won’t happen again. And we know who has all the keys.
‘‘We now can account for every single key. The policy that I would like to put
in place is each year we’ll re-key the doors for less than $150 to have a
little more comfort in it.”
Sgt. Shoemaker of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office told meeting attendees
that police have leads on the pool incident and are investigating them.
The damage at the pool is estimated to be $1,000.
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