Olympians Ice Skates and Costumes Stolen While On Vacation
By Lydia Richins, Marketing —
Car Windows Smashed
With the world’s attention intently focused on Korea, it’s surprising to find that an Olympian ran into some trouble in the U.S. while sightseeing in San Francisco. In January, Olympic figure skater Marissa Castelli had stopped at a Japanese restaurant to eat with her family. When they returned they found the car windows smashed and their luggage missing. In those bags were Castelli’s skates and two of her skating costumes –valued at over $4000. The Olympian was heartbroken, the costumes were custom made, and each held even greater sentimental value.
Police Recover Items
The police immediately jumped on the case. One week later officers were able to find the skater’s notebook and skate guard, and soon after were able to find leads, that helped the police find both her skates and the dresses. Castelli was reunited with her possessions nine days after the incident.
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The Department in California is working hard to reduce the number of auto burglaries in their area. They have started a “park smart” crime prevention program that aims to educate the public on the dangers of leaving valuables in cars and have doubled their number of foot police officers.
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Photo by / Aaron Burden