According to a report from the Boonville Police Department, the Concerned Citizens for a Better Community headquarters on Rural Street was burglarized.
“The building was burglarized between Sunday evening and the early morning hours of Monday.
Property was taken from the building and the Boonville Police Department is asking for anyone that may have information about the burglary to contact them at (660) 882-2727,” the report stated.
CCBC President Tawny Brown stated that $200 worth of food and a computer donated by the efforts of Boonville High School 2017 graduate Garrett Fuller were taken.
These items were used to help community members or people who are struggling.
“Our first thoughts were not about the things that were taken, but the need in our community. If somebody needed food that badly how can we get that to them more readily,” Brown stated.
She added that the items stolen were there to benefit the community. Brown is also asking the community for help. The CCBC may need some new doors and locks to help secure the building even better.
“What we need from our community is assistance with making the CCBC more secure with donations of doors and windows and that are easy to lock so that this building is around for many years to come and that people continue to feel safe there,” Brown stated. “This school was built the same year as Central Elementary and it is still standing and being used to help our community. Let's take pride in that and invest in that so we don't lose it like we are seeing with so many of our historical landmarks.”
Brown is very hopeful that the east side of Boonville can be rejuvenated to its former years.
Individuals wanting to assist can contact Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling her at 573-291-0022.