Letter: Huntersville park needs security
My daughter plays travel softball for the Rowan County Swarm. Bradford Park in Huntersville hosted a two-day tournament for Top Gun Softball Leagues on Sept. 8-9. After the first game in the tournament, I returned to my car around 9 a.m. to find the back passenger window shattered and my purse stolen. My purse held not only my Social Security card, but also my daughter’s, along with credit cards, cash and my checkbook.
Huntersville Police Officer B.F. May went above and beyond with writing my report as well as collecting evidence from the scene. He has remained in contact since, and informed me that there were multiple break-ins at Bradford Park the weekend prior as well as later that same day.
Bradford Park parking lot was buzzing with people that morning, but we have had no witnesses come forward to state they heard or saw anything.
The park stated that police officers are paid to sit in the parking lots to provide extra security. However, there were none to be found on Sept. 8-9.
Top Gun makes a lot of money off the teams playing. Families pay admission to get in and buy concessions and apparel, if available. Top Gun and the parks department for Bradford Park need to provide more security for the families coming to the park so break-ins do not continue. A simple sign could state to be cautious of leaving any items in your car. An investment in an internet connection for the surveillance cameras would help catch the suspects who have committed these crimes.
I want to thank the Swarm family who missed their children’s game to stay with me to help with this incident and those who provided constant support as I have dealt with the inconveniences of this.
— Lyn Furr