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Legend High band equipment stolen ahead of state competition


The Parker Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding thieves who stole equipment from Legend High School in the early morning hours of Oct. 19.

Equipment stolen belonged to the school’s marching band, which is scheduled to participate in the 5A Marching Band State Championship next week. Band members will have a difficult time competing without the vital equipment, according to a police department news release.

Taken from two storage sheds were two generators and carts, four light-up orbs and several heavy duty extension cords. Surveillance videos show two individuals pulling up behind the high school in a white pick-up, possibly a Ford F150, according to police.

According to Band Mom Janel Neuenschwander, whose son Pete plays baritone in the marching band, parents and community members are banding together to make sure the students will be able to compete in the state finals next week.

"We have been getting donations all day, with several offers for generators and monetary donations." Said Neuenschwander. "The kids were a little sad and in shock, but it's been neat to see everyone pull together."

Katherine Anderson, who serves as secretary on the band board of directors, said the theft won't keep the approximately 120 band members from giving their best at next week's competition.

"You can't keep these kids down. This shouldn't stop us, it will just make us stronger." Said Anderson. "We've had such an outpouring of support, including offers from other bands to lend us equipment."
Police say the stolen items are large and very unique, and are hoping someone in the community will run across them or the suspects.

Anyone with information about these suspects of the stolen items should contact Officer Dan Britton at 303-435-2639.


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