By Randy Mitchell
ADA — Ada police and East Central University officials are offering a $1,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a burglary at the college Wednesday night.
The break-in occurred at the recently refurbished Elvin George Field House. Six 48-inch large-screen Vizio televisions and an Xbox video game system were stolen.
ECU Police Officer Glen Jones said total value of the items stolen is somewhere between $6,000 and $10,000.
“It was a pretty substantial thing because (it was all paid for) with private donations,” Jones said.
“A lot of the benefactors have passed away.”
ECU Police Officer John Roberts said this is the largest of several burglaries which have occurred at the college as of late.
“Last Friday night two different dorm rooms were (broken into),” Roberts said. “One had two laptops and an Xbox missing and the other had a laptop and an Xbox missing. Both dorms had numerous video games missing.”
Ada Police Detective Shane Jones said CrimeStoppers will offer $500 and ECU athletic department officials will match the offer, for a total of $1,000 for the arrest and conviction of those involved.
Anyone with information can call CrimeStoppers at 33CATCH or 332-2824, report information and remain anonymous.