Athletes, administration baffled by locker room thefts

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Alex Rasmussen

Senior varsity football player Ryan Sheehan recently had 150 dollars stolen from his locker. Locker room thefts have occurred in both the men's and women's locker rooms.

There have been two thefts reported this year at JC. The two victims were sophomore Maddie Reeves and senior Ryan Sheehan.

Sheehan reported a theft on Sept. 16. During his varsity football practice, he left his bag in the locker room. In it was his wallet with $150 cash. It wasn’t until a few days later that he realized his money was stolen.

On Sept. 18, Reeves had her phone stolen. Her phone was charging in the locker room when she left the locker room to play her JV field hockey game. When she returned, it was gone. All that was left was the charger dangling from the wall.

“I filed a police report, but have not heard anything since,” Reeves said.

“All I can say is that students need to respect other people’s space and keep their items locked up at all times,” Freshman and Sophomore Dean of Students Sean Ireton said.

According to Principal Madelyn Ball, students’ valuables are scattered around the locker room and “[are] easy targets for a thief.”

“The biggest thing I can urge students to do is be responsible and lock their personal items in a locker. An investigation has been ongoing, but we have not heard, nor can we share any specifics due to privacy complications,” Vice Principal of Student Affairs and Technology Brian Powell said.

“It is disappointing that students would take other students belongings, but we have to deal with this situation,” Ball said.

The administration urges students to lock their items up and be responsible. Additionally, students are urged to immediately report any lost item after they have thoroughly checked their bags and lockers to make sure they didn’t just misplace it.


Mike Moxley is a Multimedia Editor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.