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A theft of a portion of a token system on a trap field occurred between Sunday evening and Tuesday morning at Rend Lake Shooting Complex. A significant reward will be paid to the person that can provide information regarding the person or persons responsible for the theft, resulting in their arrest and the return of the equipment. The County will prosecute and can award complete restitution of expenses related to the theft. Anyone with information regarding the theft can contact John Upcraft or Larry Chinski at 618-629-2368.

If you know of a club that was needing a part for a token system and just received a used part please call with the information.

 

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Could it be vandalism more than theft? Can't imagine there being much value in the theft of part of a token system, unless someone was after the tokens themselves.
 

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Good luck John and Larry. I hope they catch the thieving bastard.

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That's terrible - best of luck in the recovery.

NH isn't too bad - but I hear down in Boston burglary, property theft, and robberies have sky-rocketed in recent years because of drug addiction. They sell whatever they can steal for whatever money they get to support a drug habit. Scary and unbelievable at the same time.
 

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Hey guys:

This was clearly NOT vandalism.

To give a more detailed description, The token system has a central control box that is kept inside the trap house. There are two connections on the box that go to the trap itself and your release mechanism. (wired, wireless, etc)There is also a network cable that goes through a small hole in the side of the box that is surrounded by a tight fitting rubber grommet. That network cable is plugged into a network jack directly on the circuit board inside of the box. To remove that cable one would have to physically remove the entire cover of the box (six small screws), pull the rubber grommet through the small hole from the inside, then disconnect the network cable form the jack (not easy to do as it is jammed right against the back wall of the control box). Once complete you would have to put the cover back on the box, disconnect the cables and in our case, physically tear the box off of the concrete wall where it was mounted.

In this case, that is exactly what they did. No cutting of cables at all. Whoever took this component clearly needed it.

As John said the Shooting Complex is offering a reward. Not just a small $500 reward either guys. We will do whatever it takes to catch the person and make them PAY.

Thanx for the help...

Larry C
 

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Just as many local businesses do, clubs with internet access need to install cameras for 24 hour surveillance.

At the simplest, club officers can check the club from home. If your willing to spend a few bucks each month, 24 hour offsite recording available.
 

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I appreciate all the calls of support and the pledges towards the reward from all parts of the Country! The reward currently exceeds the value of the system. Trap shooters are a great group of people!!

Our legal council has informed us that in our county, the Judges have been known to require restitution of all expenses including any reward. It would be poetic justice for a thief to have to pay for the reward that led to their arrest.

Joe P,
Already done. Installed it yesterday!
Thanks for the suggestion.

Thanks again to everyone!

John U
 
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