War Memorial Pool. DPW Tree Division immediately north
In addition to break ins at downtown LimeRed Teahouse, the Monkey Bar and an apartment nearby on Thursday night, the town owned War Memorial Pool (now closed for the season) was also the victim of an overzealous agile perp who climbed the perimeter fence, broke through security glass in an inside door and then trashed the place in search of cash -- which he didn't find.
All outside windows are gated security glass
Unfortunately the town does not have security cameras installed at the War Memorial building, although the DPW operation next door will soon have them, and one camera will point directly at the pool.
Our downtown has been plagued by this unsophisticated type of criminal activity for far too long now.
And while the students return next week does not necessarily increase this brutish type of behavior, the other alcohol fueled rowdy activities college aged youth routinely engage in -- albeit a small minority but of a large overall number -- will keep police distracted until first snow.
Eastern Hampshire District Court