Arsonist Destroyed Equipment for Fortuna Kids, Say Police
Press release from Fortuna Police:
On November 3, 2016 at about 12:30pm, officers responded to Rohner Park for a report of a suspicious fire.
During the course of the investigation, officers and fire personnel determined that a fire was intentionally set to the single story structure. A fire at this same structure was also extinguished two weeks earlier. During that incident, the fire caused only minor damage.
The involved building was designed with a storage loft and was used for the storage of field equipment, netting, baseball uniforms and batting practice equipment. The damaged is estimated to be $17,000.00.Anyone with information is asked to contact the department at 707-725-7550 or the department’s anonymous arson Tip Hotline at 1-800-47-ARSON.
Attempts are being made to replace the loss. Already fencing has been donated and, according to the Eel River Little League’s Facebook page, “If you would like to donate, please go in to any Umpqua Bank branch and tell them [it’s for] Eel River Little League / Fortuna ASA softball donation fund.”