PD: Indians, Reds have nearly $35,000 of equipment stolen from Goodyear Ballpark

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Posted at 10:56 AM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 16:37:39-04

GOODYEAR, AZ — Two men have been arrested for thefts at Goodyear Ballpark.

Goodyear police report that on April 29 Stephen Jesus Peers, 30, and Dustin Lee Washburn, 23, were arrested in connection with three burglaries at Goodyear Ballpark.

Early that morning staff with the Cincinnati Reds called police saying someone had broken into the facility and ran out the back door.

Staffers found over $30,000 in equipment stolen from the facility. Items included computers, radar guns, physical training devices, Oakley sunglasses, cleats, bats, gloves and other equipment.

Police and staffers found duffel bags located around the facility filled with stolen equipment. Most of the stolen items were recovered, except for a laptop computer and cash stolen from a Red's coach.

Police say the duo conducted another burglary of the Cleveland Indians facility at the same location. In this burglary, they allegedly stole eight televisions.

A photo was taken from surveillance video and reportedly identified Washburn. He worked for a catering company that services the Peoria Sports Complex, but he also helped with some events at the Goodyear facility.

Police located Washburn and Peers as they were selling some of the items on Offer Up.

Both men allegedly admitted their involvement in the crime, saying they did it to support their drug habits. Both men reportedly told police that they took too much stuff and didn't plan very well.

They have been charged with multiple counts of burglary.