Update: Police recover thousands of dollars worth of equipment stolen from little league facility

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WHITESBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - 12:30 a.m. 3-15-19 Update
Officials believe they have recovered all of the items involved in this theft.

Following up on leads in the case, Kentucky State Police troopers Michael Burton and Branden Watts located the stolen items at a home on Big Elk Drive in Jenkins late Thursday night.

Whitesburg Little League President Michael Sexton went to the home and confirmed to WYMT that they are conducting an inventory, but he believes everything has been recovered.

We're told the suspects in the case are already in jail and additional charges are pending.

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Officials with the Whitesburg Police Department say they are still searching for more suspects that might be involved in a theft that happened early Wednesday morning.

The theft happened at the Whitesburg Little League concession stand.

The president of the Whitesburg Little League says close to $10,000 worth of items were stolen from the facility.

"Just felt like maybe somebody was just looking for some money", said Michael Sexton, who is the President of the Whitesburg Little League. "When I actually went in and saw that nearly everything we had in the concession was stolen, it's heartbreaking."

That includes a long list of items that volunteers use to cook food with. Volunteers say they then sell those items to make money for the fields and the children.

"Upgrades to our fields, upgrades to our batting cages, and then at the end of the year, we have kids that will travel for all-stars", said Sexton.

Officials with the little league tell us the concession stand helps raise money for upgrades and maintenance, projects on the fields, and equipment for the children.

An ATV was also stolen from the facility. Police were alerted of a possible sighting of the ATV Wednesday afternoon.

"Once they were located, a foot pursuit started", said Tyrone Fields, who is the Whitesburg Police Chief. "A male and female, they both ran."

When police got to the scene, they say a man and woman ran from the ATV into a wooded area where they were caught shortly after.

Police say they arrested Amanda Sizemore and Marvin Kidd.

After the arrests, police say they searched two homes as part of the investigation.

They were not able to locate any other items that were stolen.

Police now say Sizemore and Kidd may not have been the only ones involved in the theft. They say there is also a chance they purchased the stolen ATV and were not a part of the original crime.

Both of them are charged with receiving stolen property.

"It's a shame and a disgrace that people are so desperate that they consider nothing else but themselves and commit a crime that they would steal from our children", said Fields.

Officials with the little league say they are now offering a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest and helps them get their stolen items back.

Board members from the league will meet Sunday to talk about how much money will be offered.

Police say you can call them with information about the crime and still remain anonymous.

They say you will still be eligible to receive the cash reward.



 
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