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Vandals strike CBFO Softball
$2,000 reward offered for information leading to arrest of suspects

A $2,000 reward has been offered by Cedar Bluff Farragut Optimist club, one official said, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for three straight nights of vandalism.

Three CBFO Softball fields in Concord Park, located off Northshore Drive, were vandalized to the tune of an estimated $3,000 according to softball commissioner Don Hutcheson, also a CBFO board member.

Occurring Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, June 18-20, “All three of our concession stands were broken into,” Hutcheson said. “But they didn’t take anything. … I don’t think there was any intent to steal anything.”

Concession stands at Fields 1 and 2 were hit Thursday night.

Friday night, “The door to the pressbox on Field 2 was kicked in and all of the inside housing was broken,” he added.

Saturday, “The door to the concession stand on Field 3 was taken completely off, taken off its hinges. They took a fire extinguisher and discharged it all over the floor, the coolers, all the equipment in there.”

Hutcheson said a Knox County Sheriff’s Office “forensics officer came out” Sunday, June 21, “and took some fingerprints. We don’t know what he got, but I think he did get some pretty good prints from the fire extinguisher and a few other things that were touched.”

Hutcheson said forensics officers speculated, “‘It was probably kids out of school with nothing to do.’ Nobody knows for sure.”

Without disclosing specifics, Hutcheson added about any beefed-up security, “We are taking precautions.

“This is the first vandalism that we have had, to my knowledge, since 2002,” he added.

To pass along information about the vandalism, call KCSO’s main records office at 865-215-2243.

Hutcheson said KCSO also checked adjacent Farragut Baseball, Inc. youth fields and The Cove at Concord Park facilities, “and nothing was damaged.”


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