Crime has been on the rise on the rise recently, and it appears even the Cheshire Community Pool is not immune.
The Pool was the most recent victim of a theft that resulted in two envelopes containing a total of $123 in cash being stolen from a secure area of the pool office. One envelope contained $45 and the other $78.
According to the police report obtained by The Herald, on July 7 Officer Mary Claffey responded to a call from the Cheshire Community Pool at approximately 12 p.m., where Facilities Manager Dean Rizzo reported what had happened.
Rizzo explained to Claffey that the envelopes in question were stored in a locked drawer in the reception area of the pool, and a metal piece which locked the drawer from the inside appeared to have been broken. There are no security cameras in that area.
The report goes on to explain that the Aquatics Director Shelia Adams believes the theft was perpetrated by an employee because “only an employee would know where the envelopes were stored.”
The next day, Adams reported to the Cheshire Police Department that, after investigating the incident herself, she believed the incident was related to a conversation a few employees had with a pool supervisor regarding a security system.
“Shelia explained that a few kids that work at the pool asked a supervisor if the pool had an alarm system. The supervisor had told them that it did not. They responded and said if they went in when the pool was closed no one would know,” the report reads.
Adams reportedly stated that she would handle the incident internally, and would contact the Cheshire Police Department if there were any outstanding issues.