Copper thieves cause over $2,000 in damage to Shadow Hills High baseball field

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Night games have been rescheduled as day games for a Coachella Valley High School’s baseball and softball teams after their stadium lights were robbed of their copper wire by thieves and it is not the only school that has been targeted.

The removal of the copper resulted in about $2,200 worth of damage at Shadow Hills High School, where home baseball and softball games have been moved from a nighttime starting time to the afternoon.

Monday's home games have been moved to a 3:30pm start time. This is due to the recent vandalizing of the lighting system for the baseball & softball fields.

Posted by Shadow Hills Knights Baseball on Friday, March 16, 2018

According to KESQ, it’s not the only school that has been targeted.

According to parents at the field, it’s the third school in the district to be hit. An athletic director at La Quinta High School said copper was stolen from their stadium lights last month.

Sgt Dan Marshall of the Indio Police Department couldn’t confirm the LQHS theft but he did say Indio High School was also targeted last month. School officials said 50 yards worth of copper were taken, fortunately, it did not affect scheduling.

Police are investigating the thefts and ask anyone with information to call them.


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