Babe Ruth League money swiped from car

A Babe Ruth Youth League game at Rister Field in Kelso, July 11, 2013 (KOIN 6 News/Robert Dingwall)
A Babe Ruth Youth League game at Rister Field in Kelso, July 11, 2013 (KOIN 6 News/Robert Dingwall)

KELSO, Wash. (KOIN) — Money for a youth summer baseball league was stolen from the car of the league organizer, although the teams said the theft won’t let it ruin their season.

Bob Rice told KOIN 6 News he just finished gathering the registrations for the Babe Ruth Youth Summer League when he stopped by Rister Field to watch a tournament game Tuesday evening.

The game didn’t end until almost 11 p.m. and when he went back to his car, the bag with the cash and checks was gone.

Kelso Police Capt. Darr Kirk said the bag was recovered in a dumpster downtown.

“We actually recovered the checks and the bag yesterday,” he said. “The checks were not compromised but the cash was gone.”

The bag contained about three-hundred dollars. The money pays for league items like team t-shirts and to hire umpires.

“I’ll replenish the cash so it’s not going to stall the season or do anything to the kids,” Rice said. “I would never allow that to happen.”

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