•Police were sent to Wildy Street, Wednesday, for a reported burglary. Before they reached the residence, another neighbor flagged down a police unit to report two unknown males in their backyard. Officers followed the individual and found two other police officers. Investigation further revealed a man hiding in a metal shed on the property with a large amount of jewelry in his pocket. He could provide no explanation for the presence of the jewelry.
•Police were dispatched to the 2700 block of Southeast Main Street, Wednesday, to meet with a real estate agent who was handling the property. He reported that subjects damaged the front gate and broke a window in the front door to gain entry.
The thieves removed two sinks, copper tubing, a breaker box and the heat pump. Total value of items taken is estimated at $1,900, and damage to the ceiling tiles is estimated at $15,000.
•Police were called to the 1100 block of East Bland Street, Wednesday, after subjects entered a residence through a sliding glass door and stole a 21-inch Polaroid flat-screen television, a 13-inch television, a quarter collection, two silver dollars, miscellaneous change, two comforters, two bedspreads, two blankets, a suitcase and various prescription medications. The subjects left a crowbar inside the house. Value of missing items is estimated at $1,506.
An employee of Farmers Market, 2200 N. Main, arrived at the police station, Wednesday, to report a series of bad checks written by a specific individual for the amounts of $168.15, $167.41, and $117.55.
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.