Hoosick Falls Youth Football and Cheer robbed

December 05, 2018 12:41 PM

HOOSICK FALLS - Early Tuesday morning, Chris Glover stopped by the Hoosick Falls Youth Football and Cheer trailer and shed to return a cooler left in his care from the team's banquet held two weeks ago, when he noticed a stick stuck in the hole where a padlock should have been.

"Everything was all over the place, the bins were all torn apart like the people were looking through things," said Chris Glover, the president of the team.

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Glover says the sensor lights on the shed were unscrewed and a bolt cutter used to clip the locks.

In total, he estimates $2,000 worth of equipment and merchandise were stolen -- including a wireless microphone, receiver, red Keurig, cooler and two bins that contained a lot of paper goods and utensils.

There was no cash in the trailer, but a register was opened and the place was ransacked. 

"We just want to get the stuff back and recoup the funds that we lost, because it really does take quite an amount of time to volunteer to get that cash to help the kids," Glover said.

Last summer, two teenagers were charged with vandalizing the town of Hoosick Youth Baseball and Softball leagues, stealing $100 worth of candy and leaving a hose on in an attempt to flood the fields after storms already caused thousands of dollars in damage. 

"A village of this nature, there's a lot of conversation that goes on. So Facebook, social media things of that nature - if anyone does pick anything up, they should contact us right away," Hoosick Falls Police Chief Robert Ashe said.

Chief Ashe says they plan on aggressively pursuing the robbery, and wants the perp or perpetrators to know they will be caught.

"It's really disheartening. We're out here trying to do the best that we can," Glover said.

The team was trying to raise money to purchase a new $5,000 scoreboard. If you'd like to donate, you can e-mail Chris Glover at

The theft could have taken place anytime between November 18 and Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. 

If you have any information, contact Hoosick Falls Police at (518) 686-7651.


Karen Tararache

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