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Burglar Hits Nine Vehicles



Thieves went through nine parked vehicles, coming away with over $400 in property during the late night hours of Tuesday, July 13, or the morning hours of Wednesday, July 14.

In one case, a thief was apparently scared off after Barb Alexander, 901 Walnut Street, spotted a subject with a flashlight between her family’s autos between 1:30 and 2:30 am, Wednesday. She told officers the unidentified subject took off when a house light was turned on.

The first report filed with police came at 7:43 am, Wednesday, when Sara C. Meyers, 215 Douglas Drive, told officers two family vehicles had been ransacked. Nothing was taken from one, but 15 compact discs and a package of gum were stolen from another. The theft occurred sometime between 10 pm, Tuesday, and the time of the report. Total loss: $227.

Jan R. Litogot, 302 Buckeye Street, told officers at 9:04 am, Wednesday, someone entered a vehicle and stole a car stereo owned by her son, Jeffery. A second vehicle parked at the residence was searched, but nothing was missing. The theft occurred sometime between 11 pm and 8:45 am. Loss: $100.

Patsy L. Yontz, 200 De- Groff Avenue, filed a report at 12:15 pm, Wednesday, stating that two cars parked in their driveway were rifled. A car stereo owned by her son, Cameron, was stolen. The theft occurred sometime between 11 pm and 7 am. Loss: $100.

Nothing Missing

Nothing was reported missing in two additional cases.

Tony MacDonald, 900 Walnut Street, told police at 4:50 pm that between 12:30 and 3:30 am, Wednesday, someone entered two of his vehicles and searched the interior, but nothing was taken.

Susie Stamm, 210 La Choy Drive, filed a report at 7:30 pm, Wednesday, stating that between 6 pm, Tuesday, and 6:30 am, Wednesday, someone entered her auto. Nothing was missing.

Martin Schmidt, police chief, said in each case, the vehicles were unlocked.–David Pugh



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