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Music Artist, Native of NKY, Has Equipment Stolen in California

Jesse Thomas, a graduate of Scott High School and musician based in Los Angeles reported that equipment belong to her and to a band called The Young Romans was stolen from her vehicle after a show in San Diego. 

Thomas launched a campaign online to raise funds to replace the stolen equipment. She writes:

On February 7th, we (Jesse Thomas & The Young Romans) played a show in San Diego. We stayed the night in the city, and overnight, all of our equipment got stolen from what we thought was a safe and secure location. 

They took everything. Besides cables, merch, cases, and miscellaneous equipment, our biggest losses were Jesse's Takamine acoustic guitar, Sari's custom built electric guitar with pedal board, and Brad's Nord Stage 2 Keyboard. 

We have filed a police report, regiestered our serial numbers, and are hoping that they turn up. Unfortunatley, because this is how we make our living, write, and play shows, we can't wait around to see if that is going to happen. 

We are hoping to raise $10,000 to replace all of our instruments. Trust us, we HATE having to come to our fans and friends asking for help, but unfortunately, we have decided this is our best option. 

We have until April 1st to raise all the money. Please donate anything you can. There is NO amount too small. Please share this on your walls, and help us spread the word. We accept credit and paypal. If you would like to make a donation outside of the site, please contact

We feel so lost without our stuff, and feel crippled as writers and performers. Thank you so much for your continued support. We love you, and once we get our stuff back, promise to repay you 10 fold. 

If we surpass our goal, it will directly go into the making of our records, which we are both starting to record end of March! So thank you!  

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Here's a video of Thomas and a member of The Young Romans explaining their situation:

You can watch some of Jesse Thomas's music here: YouTube

Written by Michael Monks, editor & publisher of The River City News

Photo: Jesse Thomas & Brad from The Young Romans/via Jesse Thomas Facebook fan page