Woman jacks suitcase full of clothing, crooks remove copper from electrical box, swamp cooler of residence

July 11, 2012 • Police Blotter


•Police were dispatched to the Greyhound Bus Terminal, 1100 N. Virginia Ave., Monday. The victim reported that she left two suitcases full of clothing next to the building. She was talking on the phone and walked away from her luggage when a white truck pulled up, with a man driving. A woman jumped out of the vehicle and stole the suitcases. The victim estimated the value of the items at $1,600.

•Police were called to West Eyman Street, Monday, where thieves gained entry to a residence and removed copper from the electrical [auth] box and a swamp cooler.


•Police were dispatched to the 200 block of East Country Club Road, Monday, where subjects broke into four different storage units by cutting locks or hasps. It is unknown if anything was taken from the units.

•Police were called to Elite Gymnastic Academy, 1315 N. Virginia Ave. and to The Lion’s Den, 200 East College Blvd., Monday. Subjects forced the metal doors open at the Academy and took a large amount of cash. The same subjects then broke through some wooden doors to the Lion’s Den, also taking cash. Losses were estimated in excess of $1,000.

•Police were sent to the 200 block of West Walnut St., Monday, after a subject or subjects removed a window air–conditioning unit and electric stove. The officers also noted the door had been taken from its hinges, holes poked into the walls and sheet rock taken down. The items were valued and the estimated damages together were around $3,000.

Dog attack

Police were dispatched to the 800 block of East Fifth Street, Monday, where a group of three German shepherds running around loose over the weekend attacked a cat and injured it. The following day the same three dogs attacked the cat’s owner as she was walking her dog. The husband succeeded in chasing the dogs away.

Criminal damage

Police were called to the 1900 block of South Sunset Avenue, Monday, after a vehicle owner discovered all four tires had been slashed.

Anyone having information about these or any other crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers, 888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.

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