Turley community center broken into two times in two days

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Reported by: Price McKeon
Updated: 8/26/2013 11:47 am Published: 8/25/2013 9:31 pm

Turley community center volunteers said the center has been broken into two times in two days. They already replaced the locks  because they said they are tired of the crime.

They said computers were stolen. Volunteer Michael Lish said the broken lock on Saturday revealed missing computers.

Lish said, “If we all had a way to put a stop to it we would we really would and it would not be fun.”

On Friday, he said, someone pried open a red side door and took all the community center's power tools.

He said, “It doesn't make us feel safe at all.”

FOX23 got a look inside the center where graffiti marked the walls.

Lish told FOX23’s Price McKeon that he and his wife volunteer at the center to help people out but he said it is like hitting a brick wall when day after day the center is broken into.

He said, “It really feels like all of our hard work is nothing.”

He said they are converting a room into a sewing room but now that has stopped because someone stole hundreds of dollars worth of power tools during the weekend.

Milk was also stolen from the Friday, Lish said.

The couple told McKeon the owner said he does not want to file police reports and as volunteers they cannot file a report.

Lish said, “We can’t fully stop it of course but we can slow it down.”

He already replaced the locks on the center’s doors.

Lish said the neighborhood watch group meets at the community center the last Thursday of every month to figure out ways to stop crime from happening.

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