Thieves break and enter homes
Police were dispatched to the 900 block of North Atkinson Avenue, Sunday, after a subject gained entry into a home through the front door, damaging the frame. The victim reported that clothes from the bedroom closet and dresser had been thrown all over the floor. An eyewitness saw someone driving a primer grey pickup near the time of the incident.
•Police were called to the 500 block of West Second Street, Sunday. The victim said the house had been burglarized on August 24 when glass windows had been damaged. Replacement [auth] costs are estimated at $300.
•Police were dispatched to the 1800 block of North Maryland Avenue, Sunday, where the resident found the front door open and a kitchen window shattered.
Police took a walk-in report of fraud, Friday. The victim stated that she had met the subject in the 5000 block of Calumet, to view a 1986 Chevy Silverado which was for sale for $500. She said she traded a Rugera 10/22 for the vehicle and the seller asked for additional money to cover the trade. When she returned to pick up the vehicle, she found that the transmission had been removed and the seats replaced with something old and torn.
•Police were called to Big O Tires, 1305 N. Main Street, Sunday, where a subject or subjects had pried open the garage doors and attempted unsuccessfully to pry open a second door. An employee reported that someone had come in to look at the tires and complained because they were too costly. The subject is described as 5 feet 4 inches, 160 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Repairs to the doors were estimated at $1,000. The tires were valued at $300.
•Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of Plaza Del Sol, after subjects gained access to a residence by breaking a front window and removed a 17-inch silver Dell laptop, 12 T-shirts, 2 pairs of jeans, a long-sleeved Polo shirt, brown shoes and a true religion light. Total value of items taken is estimated $1,650.
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.