Candy and cokes may have been the intended target for a teen who broke into the Gilley Pool concession stand Wednesday night.
Parks and Recreation director Scott McCord says employees first discovered a broken window in a rear door of the Civic Center facing Gilley Pool on Thursday morning.
“When the broken window was discovered, employees started looking around for other damage to the building and found two windows on doors to the pool’s office busted in,” McCord says.
While access into the Civic Center was not obtained, it was to Gilley Pool.
“The individual gained entry into the office area of the pool, rummaged around and stole personal items,” said McCord. “A window into the pool’s concessions was also busted. The individual gained entry and stole some candy bars and drinks.”
What remained of the sweets was discovered in a search of the Jungle Jym area adjacent to Gilley Pool.
“Employees notified police and a police report was filed,” said McCord. “The person has been arrested. Because it’s a juvenile, I can’t give you much more than that. I was told he was a run-away.”
Linking the juvenile to the crime could be an injury and blood evidence. McCord says whomever broke into the pool’s concessions cut themselves on glass.
“Police came out and took pictures and blood samples. There was a lot of blood,” said McCord.
No cost estimates have been generated for the damage done and items stolen. The pool opened on time Thursday.