Soundboard is a skate shop located at 115 South Delaware Ave. with a skate ramp inside and a large stage where bands come and play. Minors are allowed in early, with no alcohol, and later adults only are allowed in.
Friday night the venue was busy, lots of young people and out of town license plates parked out front.
(PHOTO: Jake Lonning (far right) and his business partner Dusty Van Ness (center) chat with their friend Brandon outside the Soundboard, which was robbed Saturday morning.)
Bands played until the early morning hours and then everyone cleared out.
Sometime after that, the front door was kicked in and quite a bit of sound equipment was stolen. The cash register was smashed and thrown into the alley behind the building. The thieves even stole t-shirts. Shattered glass littered the floor.
Jake Lonning of Murmur Studios along with his partner Dusty Van Ness are the owners of much of the sound equipment that was taken.
Lonning said they noticed the break in the next day around lunchtime. “The police came and dusted for fingerprints,” Lonning said.
Mason city police are investigating the break-in at this time and offered no additional details.
Anyone with information should call the Mason City Police Department at 641-421-3636.
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