Belvidere Coaches and Players File Police Report, Charges of Theft and Vandalism Against Marian Central Players
"No evidence to support the claims". Did students vandalize the visitor locker room and steal items from Belvidere High School football players during Saturday's playoff game in Woodstock?
The Woodstock Independent reports that:
Following the 1 p.m. game, several Belvidere football players approached Marian Central's athletic directors and reported the visitor locker room at Marian was in disarray and said their personal possessions “were damaged and/ or missing,” according to a news release issued by Marian Central Principal Barb Villont.
Belvidere played the Marian Central in the first round of the IHSA Class 5A division playoffs on Saturday. The Bucs lost the game by a score of 41-7. The game took place at Marian Central in Woodstock.
The Rockford Register Star reports that Belvidere said that possessions were missing: $5, a phone charger and a jacket.
The Register Star reports:
Marian Central officials school administrators reviewed video footage of the school's security cameras with the Woodstock Police Department and found "no available video evidence showing any members of the Marian Central Football program, Marian Central community or Belvidere High School community entering or exiting the visitor locker room used by Belvidere High School.
At this time, Belvidere officials have not commented to the media about the incident. The police report was filed on October 31st.