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UPDATE: Video cameras found in portable school restroom in Cascade

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The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of two video recording devices placed in a portable restroom at a school baseball field in Cascade. During a middle school baseball game Tuesday, a 5th grader noticed the cameras in the portable restroom and turned them over to school officials.

Deb Bertling has two sons who play baseball on that baseball field. She also lives right next to it.

"Even if (my sons) don't play here we are back here playing catch with each other. Sometimes he has friends over and they are over here playing because it's just so convenient," Bertling said.

Bertling said she was shocked to find out two video recording devices were placed in one of the portable restrooms.

"It's scary," Bertling said, "It really makes me feel like I really got to watch out a little closer. You know, you kind of feel like you are a little protected in a small town, you know everybody. It just makes you realize that unfortunately there are some sick people out there."

Jim Reinke coaches a Cascade youth baseball team. He said his team was playing a game Tuesday night on the field next to the middle school game. He said he was unaware of the incident until the next day.

"It's just kind of disturbing to hear something like that, that somebody would do something like that in an area that is just pretty much youth baseball," Reinke said.

Reinke said he hopes this is just an isolated incident.

"Cascade baseball is a tradition here. We take it pretty seriously, as far as baseball goes. We hope that it's an isolated incident and they find whoever did whatever and hopefully

they get to the bottom of finding the facts, finding the problems, and get it corrected," Reinke said.

The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office is currently in the process of analyzing the recording devices. Capt. Bob Lynn of the Dubuque County Sheriff's Office said Thursday in a media release the office has identified an adult male suspect.

The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office will refer the investigation, once completed, to the Dubuque County Attorney's Office for charges.

"With today's technology recording devices are compact and can be placed almost anywhere," Lynn said in the release. "Individuals who encounter such devices or items that don't belong in a restroom area should contact the business manager or law enforcement."


Original Story
The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of two video recording devices placed in a portable restroom at a school baseball field in Cascade.

During a middle school baseball game Tuesday, a student noticed the cameras in the portable restroom and turned them over to school officials. The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office is in the process of analyzing the recording devices.

Capt. Bob Lynn of the Dubuque County Sheriff's Office said Thursday in a media release the office has identified an adult male suspect.

The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office will refer the investigation, once completed, to the Dubuque County Attorney's Office for charges.

"With today’s technology recording devices are compact and can be placed almost anywhere," Lynn said in the release. "Individuals who encounter such devices or items that don’t belong in a restroom area should contact the business manager or law enforcement."

Lauren DeWitt contributed to this story.

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