CRIME

Four men caught playing baseball at unfinished stadium

Centerplan Construction employee Austin Kelly, one of the four arrested.

Centerplan Construction employee Austin Kelly, one of the four arrested.  (Fox 61)

The Hartford Yard Goats won't be the first to take the field at Dunkin' Donuts Park when the Double-A team makes it long-awaited debut at the new stadium.

Police say four men were arrested and charged with criminal trespassing after they were caught playing baseball in the yet-to-be-completed Connecticut ballpark at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

An officer assigned to a security detail at the stadium discovered the men after hearing yelling and cheering coming from the field. When the officer went to investigate the commotion, he found a man on the pitcher's mound, another in the batter's box and two in the outfield.

Police say one of the men who was charged works for Centerplan Construction, a company involved in building the ballpark. The others were his friends.

Centerplan officials declined to comment.

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