Waverly YMCA broken into, reopens after brief closure

UPDATE: A spokesman for the YMCA of Central Maryland says the complex at Stadium Place reopened about 10 a.m. She said damage from the overnight break-in was confined to the lobby, "and it has all been cleaned up." The spokesman would not say what, if anything, was taken.

The YMCA at Stadium Place in Waverly was broken into overnight, according to a spokesperson, and is closed Tuesday morning as police investigate. The extent of damage, and what, if anything was taken, could not immediately be learned.

The spokeswoman, Sara Milstein, said the manager opened up the building on East 33rd Street between 5 a.m. and 5:15 a.m. and discovered the break-in. He called police, who Milstein said were still there at 8:30 a.m.

Milstein said workers were busy calling people with classes or activities scheduled. She said the building will reopen as soon as police complete their investigation.

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Family Center YMCA at Stadium Place opened up at the site of the old Memorial Stadium, and is a popular North Baltimore institution.

In 2008, arsonists destroyed a 1,700-square-foot playground that had been built over nine days by 3,000 volunteers, at cost of $300,000 raised by residents. The day of the fire, more than 200 residents gathered at the parking lot to mourn and to promise to rebuild.