Quincy Miller, 46, of the 700 block of North Harding Avenue, was arrested March 26 and charged with three counts of felony Theft Over $300 From a School for stealing the aluminum bleacher seats from the Orr High School football field, 730 North Pulaski Road. The thefts of the seating panels occurred between January and March of this year.
An Area 4 Robbery/Burglary Team investigation identified Miller as the offender who stole approximately 800 bleacher seats. He allegedly sold them for scrap metal. The detectives located Miller on the 700 block of North Harding on March 26, at approximately 1:00 PM and, after a brief foot pursuit, placed him into custody. He was subsequently charged and appeared in Bond Court on March 27.
School officials estimate it will cost about $45,000 to restore the bleachers for student use. The athletic field was dedicated last summer and made possible through a grant from the Chicago Bears. Orr High School is a Chicago Public School administered by the Academy of Urban School Leadership.
Standing room only! All of the aluminum bleacher seats were stolen from the Orr High School football field since January and only the support brackets remain. Quincy Miller is charged with stealing the seats & selling them for scrap metal. It will cost about $45,000 to restore the bleachers for use. (Photo by Isaac Jones)