Arson at Monte Vista football field leaves $5,000 in damages

A tackling dummy on Monte Vista High School's football field was set on fire between Monday, July 4 and Tuesday, July 5, according to reports. Police are considering the event to be arson.

"Unknown persons lit a plastic foam tackling dummy on fire at the high school," said Lt. Jeff Moule. The row of dummies, commonly used during practice for the lineman push, was left to the side of the field.

An area of synthetic turf underneath the dummy was also burnt and there were fireworks in the ground around the area of the fire, Moule said. The San Ramon Valley Unified School District estimates the damages at $5,000.

The incident was reported on Wednesday and police have no suspects, leads or witnesses. School district officials did not return calls for comment.


Posted by Julia, a resident of Alamo
on Jul 14, 2011 at 11:38 am

Solution very simple...Offer a $5,000.00 reward and sit back and answer the phone. I'm there are many know who did it.

Now, once you get them...get their parents to write a check to cover 100% of the damages plus the cost to catch the arson's, that includes the reward money.

Thanks, Julia from Alamo

Posted by Beth, a resident of Danville
on Jul 14, 2011 at 11:52 am

Dear Readers,
Very surprisingly this article pales in comparison to the recent rooftop vandalism at Diablo Vista Middle School to their HVAC system to the tune of FIFTY TO ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS to repair!!! (This is the estimate the principal has reportedly gotten.) If anyone has any information on this, please do not hesitate to contact the Danville police department or DV's principal. With the budget cuts our schools have, this will unfortunately most likely cut into children's education funds.
Beth in Danville

Posted by Jessica Lipsky, a resident of Danville
on Jul 14, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Hi Beth,

Admittedly, I did not know about this. Thank you for the tip and be assured that I will call Lt. Jeff Moule about this tomorrow.

Jessica Lipsky

Posted by Joe, a resident of Danville
on Jul 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Year round schools would put in end to all these bored rich kids.

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