The Dimond Park Field House on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

The Dimond Park Field House on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Police investigate break-in at Dimond Park Field House

Burglars broke into the office and the safe, police say.

A break-in into the safe at the Dimond Park Field House early Wednesday morning is under investigation by the Juneau Police Department, police said Thursday.

“The field house is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting youth sports. We try to do great things for the community,” said Dave Scanlan, the general manager of both the field house and Eaglecrest Ski Area, in a phone interview. “We’re definitely disheartened.”

The break-in occurred late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, said Lt. Krag Campbell of JPD. They received the initial call about the break-in at 7:50 a.m. from employees opening the field house Wednesday. JPD is investigating the theft of cash from the office and the safe, which was broken into. Between $200-400 was stolen, Campbell said.

“We’re going to be taking steps to keep the facility secure,” Scanlan said. “We’ve already taken measures to put in some higher-technology security systems.”

Scanlan said the break-in mirrored a smaller-scale break-in last year, and asked the public to keep their eyes and ears open for anyone bragging about it or spending money unexpectedly.

“Our suspicion is that it is a drug related crime,” Scanlan said.

Anyone with information can contact police dispatch at 586-0600. Anonymous tips can be made online at juneaucrimeline.com.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at 757.621.1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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