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Letter: One stolen basketball officiating bag found 

To the editor,

On Nov. 10, my car window was smashed and two officiating bags were stolen from the back seat of my car at the Chili’s on Theater Drive.

There is good news. One of the officiating bags was found in the bushes on Theater Drive across from Suburban Propane. All of the contents were inside, so my partner’s gear was returned. A nice lady named Vera Klein and her husband found it while walking along Theater Drive. The one officiating bag was returned to Bakersfield on the following Monday, Nov. 12. Vera and her husband saw some black officiating shoes in the middle of Theater Drive on Sunday, Nov. 11, but were not there on Monday, Nov. 12.

The Police Department has been helpful, as well as Officer Ruiz, by taking a report and continuing to be a resource to contact.

I have also contacted the Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol as well as Suburban Propane, Hampton Inn, and La Bellasera Hotel, all located along Theater Drive.

All of the people that I have contacted have been very nice and respectful. They feel sorry for the loss of my officiating clothes and equipment. I know there are many great people in Paso Robles from this experience.

If, by chance, you happen to see a black Adidas officiating bag with black and white striped officiating shirt, two pair of black pants, and a black CCA officiating jacket, please contact Bob Williams at (661) 342-0452.

The contents of the bag is useless to anyone who does not officiate college basketball.

In my conversation with Officer Ruiz, he told me that this is the time of year that many cars are vandalized by smashed windows and packages and bags are stolen from inside cars. Please be mindful of where you park and make sure nothing can be seen of value inside your car. I pray that my bag is returned sometime in the near future and I wish all of the great people of Paso Robles a wonderful and crime-free Thanksgiving holiday.

Respectfully, Bob Williams


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