Monday, October 8, 2012

Pioneers Museum damaged by break-in

Posted By on Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 12:03 PM

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In the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 6, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum was broken into and damaged.

Museum director Matt Mayberry says the museum's extensive collections of local historical artifacts weren't hurt, but the building itself was. Four windows, three of them historic, were broken. The front desk and computer were damaged, and the front area was left in disarray.

“They didn’t seem to target any artifacts, which I guess is the upside to all of this, but still there was a lot of damage to things that are irreplaceable," Mayberry says, noting that historic windows used a special kind of glass he can't purchase. “... It's one if those calls I’ve always feared getting."

Mayberry says the museum is still calculating how much the damage will cost to repair. Police are investigating the crime, and spent a couple hours collecting evidence. Mayberry notes that the museum has an electronic surveillance system.

This is the police blotter from the night of the crime:

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