Lufkin Police are trying to identify possible suspects that broke into a storage shed at property used by the Lufkin R/C modelers.
According to Lt. Mike Shurley, officers were called out Saturday afternoon to the facility that was formally the city landfill. A member of the club reported to police that he believed a storage shed on the property had been broken into sometime over the past week. Shurley said the club member showed an officer were someone had busted out both windows and hammered at the large shed door in an attempt to make entry. The door handle was busted and the door itself had several divots in it. The windows had burglary bars attached from the inside, but the suspect or suspects were still able to reach in and take property out of the building. the club member was able to locate a radio transmitter/controller and a wing on the ground approximately 50 yards away from the building.
"We paid good hard money for this stuff," club safety officer Teresa Beasley said. "By messing this up, you are not just messing up one person's belongings; you are messing up the entire club's belongings."
The only thing that was reported to the police as still missing was another radio transmitter/controller which had an approximate value of $150. Shurley said the officer was also shown were the suspects had torn open two boxes sitting on the picnic tables beside the shed. The boxes only contained frequency tags that flyers used to identify who was on what frequency. None of them were missing.
Police have no identities listed on the suspects. Shurley said the club member believed that the suspects were probably juveniles based on the pattern of damage.