Sound equipment stolen from Queen Charlotte hall

  • Feb. 12, 2003 3:00 p.m.

Thieves stole $2,000 worth of sound equipment from the Queen Charlotte community hall sometime between January 18 and 26.
“I find it frustrating,” says Community Club president Sharon Schultz. “We’ve had to cancel all the kids movies and the kids birthday parties because they use the sound system. The club had a couple of nice movies planned for the kids but that won’t happen.”
Nobody noticed the theft until Feb. 6 because the hall was undamaged except for a bit of loose wiring where the speakers were pulled off the wall. However, after doing some checking, the community club managed to figure out approximately when it happened.
The sound system included a tape deck, CD player, speakers, remote and amplifier/receiver.
Ms Schultz hopes it can be replaced by the end of March. She estimates the replacement value at $2,000. The hall is insured, but has a $1,000 deductible, so that amount has to be raised before new equipment can be bought. The club raised $42 with a 50/50 draw at the Feb. 8 swap and shop, and hopes to do a couple of bigger draws in the future.