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Ponsford Boys and Girls Club broken into; Circle of Life School vandalized

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The Ponsford Boys and Girls Club has reportedly been wiped out of electronics and games that the kids play with after finishing their daily activities.

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According to the Becker County Sheriff's Office, the Boys and Girls Club was broken into between the hours of 5 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

Shane Bellanger, a team leader there, said the padlock to the game room was broken and a Play Station 3, DVD Player, Wii system, a 20-inch flat screen TV and a number of games and movies were stolen.

"They cleaned it out and we don't have nothing for the kids," Bellanger said. "I don't know if we're going to be able to get new stuff like that."

The burglary left employees disappointed. Not only did the thief or thieves take valuable electronics, they also took snacks out of the office area, Bellanger said.

"I just hope our stuff gets recovered so the kids can have something to play with after they're done with their activities," he said.

The incident was reported to the Becker County Sheriff's Office as well as the White Earth Tribal Police Department that also received another call of a break-in at the Circle of Life School over the holiday weekend.

Additionally, on Friday, police received a report of vandalism at the Circle of Life School.

According to the Becker County Sheriff's Office, a call came in at 8:54 a.m. reporting that the walls were spray-painted. Police reportedly took two paint cans and a paintbrush into evidence.

The White Earth Tribal Police declined to give out details of the incidents.

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