Thieves break into McCoy’s

October 19, 2011 • Police Blotter


•Police were called to McCoy’s Building Supplies, 2100 S.E. Main St., Monday, where subjects cut the [auth] fence to gain entry into the yard and removed seven rolls of white rubberized torch tar paper, valued at $525. Other items were also taken, but recovered by the police, including: one bag of maximizer concrete, two air hoses, a garden hose and some PVC pipe.

•Police were dispatched to Fulkerson’s Heating and Plumbing, 1602 W. Second Street, Monday, after a subject or subjects removed 20 feet of barbed wire from the fence and stole $4,000 worth of copper. The individual reporting the crime stated he noticed two pieces of 20-foot rigid copper tubing in the middle of the yard. He then discovered 50 pieces of the rigid copper tubing and scrap copper also missing. In addition, about 20 feet of copper had been taken from the air conditioning units. Repair costs are estimated at $500 to $700.


•Police were called to the 800 block of East 19th Street, Monday. The victim reported that someone cut barbed wire on the fence and broke into a storage trailer, removing a Dell monitor, worth $200. Costs of repairs are estimated at $300.

•Police were dispatched to the 100 block of East Pear Street, Monday, where thieves pried open a door to gain entry into a residence and stole, $850 worth of electronics, $1,000 worth of jewelry, $900 worth of office equipment and various miscellaneous items valued at $1,978.

•Police responded to a call from the 700 block of East Third Street, Monday, after subjects kicked in a door and took a Toshiba 32-inch television, valued at $1,200.

•Police were called to the old Portofinos, 701 S. Main St., Monday. The subjects gained access to the building by climbing through a vent in the roof. Two windows and one door were damaged during the burglary, but the victim could not say if items had been removed.

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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