The southwest Bend offices of the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation, a non-profit that serves over 550 youth athletes in the region, was burglarized Tuesday and items ranging from computer to race gear was stolen, the organization said Wednesday.
The suspect (s) broke a window to enter the office on SW 13th Street when no one was there.
In a statement, MBSEF officials said the burglars stole some bank deposits (checks), a small amount of petty cash, a laptop, other computer equipment, radios, timing equipment, cameras, tools, and other miscellaneous items.
"Bend police have completed an investigation and there are no leads at this time," the group said.
Speaking on behalf of MBSEF, Board President Dennis Oliphant said, ?It?s really unfortunate and upsetting for everyone involved with MBSEF.
"As with all nonprofits, MBSEF has done everything possible to keep fees low for the kids who participate in our program. Staff has not had wage increases in several years, we have cut costs wherever we could and still been able to maintain high level programs. So when this sort of thing happens, it hits very hard on an organizational and personal level. "
The mission of MBSEF is to be the Northwest?s leading youth sports training organization promoting the positive values of competitive sports including Alpine and Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding and Cycling.
Anyone with information was asked to contact Bend police at (541) 322-2960 or Deschutes County dispatchers at (541) 693-6911. You can also call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-877-876-TIPS, or visit the Crime Stoppers page on KTVZ.COM. You can remain anonymous, and could receive a cash reward.