MIDVALE -- Midvale police are searching for thieves who broke into a recreation center and stole $5,000 worth of sports equipment for disabled athletes.
The Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation Department reports three tandem bicycles were among items stolen from a storage unit at the Copperview Recreation Center.
KSL reports last week's thefts occurred just three weeks before the county was set to begin a program specifically for blind cyclists. Tandem bicycles allow blind cyclists to ride in the back with a guide in the front.
Also stolen was golf equipment specially made for disabled athletes and a hand cycle donated by paralympian Muffy Davis of Salt Lake City.