Police are investigating after two suspects used baseball bats to break out glass doors and a window at the aquatic center in Harvard, causing the pool to temporarily close.
The Harvard Police Department responded around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday to the Harvard Aquatic Center, 607 Galvin Parkway, for a report of criminal damage to property.
Officers discovered unknown persons had broken out the front glass doors and a side office window, Harvard Police Chief Tyson Bauman said.
A preliminary investigation showed that two unknown subjects walked up to the building around 1:20 a.m. carrying what appeared to be baseball bats, Bauman said.
The subjects struck the front doors and a side office window, shattering them.
Two outdoor bathroom mirrors were also damaged.
The subjects were seen fleeing from the scene on foot heading westbound, Bauman said.
The Harvard Police Department said they are seeking the community’s assistance in identifying the two suspects.
The Harvard Aquatic Center will be temporarily closed pending clean-up and repairs to the facility.
“As stated we strive to be the safest pool! With the amount of broken glass both inside and out it’s in the best interest of our patrons and staff that we spend all day ensuring all the glass is cleaned up,” the city said.
Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is asked to contact the Harvard Police Department at 815-943-4431.
Those wish to provide anonymous tips can call the Harvard Crime Stoppers at 815-943-4343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.