MARTINEZ -- Ceremonial weapons disappeared over the weekend from the local firefighters union hall, and police have no leads as to who might have taken the roughly $2,500 worth of equipment.
According to Cpl. Tyson Muncher of the Martinez Police Department, sometime between late Saturday and early Sunday morning, a burglar snapped off the lock of a storage shed behind the union hall, located at 112 Blue Ridge Drive. The burglar made off with items including chrome axes, flags, stands, flag cases that the union presents to families of fallen firefighters, and other materials used in ceremonies.
Police estimate the monetary value of the equipment to be roughly $2,500.
Muncher said there is an ongoing investigation into who may have broken into the storage shed, but so far, Martinez police do not have any leads.
The shed was damp when the crime was reported, and taking fingerprints proved to be unsuccessful, he added.
"They got it opened, the alarm went off, and they took whatever they could," Muncher said.
Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to call Martinez police at 925)-372-3440 or local police or the union hall at 925-932-1230.
Bay City News Service contributed to this report. Contact Katie Nelson at 925-945-4780 or follow her at Twitter.com/katienelson210.