Police Blotter

March 29, 2011 • Police Blotter


•Police were called to the 400 block of East Jefferson Street on Sunday. The victim stated that she left home for 10 minutes. When she returned, she realized that someone had entered her home and removed certain items, including an Xbox 360 and two wireless controllers, three Xbox games and an RCA flat screen television. Total value of missing items is estimated at $800. Witnesses stated that they saw a blue and [auth] black pickup pull into the driveway after the victim left and enter the home through the front door.

•Police were dispatched to the 1400 block of South Monroe Avenue, Saturday, after a subject broke into a vehicle and removed an Acer Laptop, worth $1,500. Damages to the rear window and defroster were estimated at $500.

Criminal damage

•Police were dispatched to Pro Sports Jersey, 2102 S. Main St., on Sunday. Surveillance video revealed two male subjects came up to the store and hit the door with a baseball bat, smashing the window. The subject did not enter the store. Pro Sports Jersey is one of the four businesses burglarized, using similar means, in the early morning hours of March 17.

Found property

•Police were dispatched to the Goodwill store, 2601 N. Main St., on Sunday, to pick up a Smith and Wesson .38-special which was found in a donation bag.


•Police were called to Walmart, 4500 N. Main St., where a man was caught on tape picking up items that matched items on a receipt, taking them to customer service and returning them for a refund.

Anyone having information on these or any other crimes should contact Crime Stoppers, 888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.

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