Roughly $1,200 stolen from Safford Pool

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald: Someone stole $1,200 from the Safford Pool after it closed up shop for the season.

Laptop also missing

By Jon Johnson

SAFFORD – Authorities are investigating a theft from the Safford Pool in which roughly $1,200 in cash was stolen from the pool’s safe. A Dell laptop was also reported missing.

According to a Safford Police report, on July 30, city parks employees noticed the “snack shack” area of the pool had been broken into and its window was removed. Inside the shack, an officer discovered items scattered about and a printer displaced on the floor.

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: Someone broke into the snack shack at the Safford Pool and stole $1,200 and a laptop computer.

The Safford Pool manager arrived and informed the officer of the missing laptop and that the safe that contained the cash deposits had been opened. The manager advised deposits from July 26, 27, and 28 were missing, along with cash register money, front gate register money, and petty cash. The pool closed its regular season July 28.

Anyone with information regarding the crime is encouraged to call the Safford Police Department at 432-4100. The person or persons who committed the crime face possible charges of burglary, theft, criminal damage and criminal trespassing.