Perps cause $10K in damage to vacant home

November 1, 2012 • Police Blotter

•Police were called [auth] to the 600 block of South Michigan after someone entered a vacant home and caused $10,000 worth of damages. Officers found the windows broken, doors knocked off the hinges, holes in the walls, broken mirrors, gallons of paint spilled on the floor and fire damage in one of the bedrooms.

•Police received a report of damages to city property at the park located on 10th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Tuesday, where subjects defaced nine rock pillars with red and black paint.

•Police were dispatched to the 700 block of South Pine Avenue, Tuesday, where a cinder block fence was damaged. The officer noted loose blocks in the wall, additional blocks on the ground and large cracks running across the fence.


Police were dispatched to the 400 block of East McGaffey, Tuesday, after subjects removed four wheels and tires, the two front hubs, two front door panels and the headlight on the driver’s side from a vehicle.


•Police responded to a call from the Rodeway Inn, 2803 W. Second St., Tuesday. A motel representative said subjects entered an unrented room and took a mirror, a refrigerator, an iron, three sets of white towels, pillows and a microwave. Officers noted the door had been pried open. Replacement and repair costs were estimated at $500.

•Police were dispatched to Killgo’s Brake and Alinement, 1508 W. Second St., where thieves pried open a door, broke a bar lock and removed a bank bag containing cash, a Winchester .22, and a Benjamin Shooter .20 caliber. The items were valued at $1,770.

•Police were called to Hastings, 1705 N. Main St., Tuesday, to pick up a shoplifter in custody. The 17-year-old attempted to steal a book, a protractor and some DVDs. The youth was issued a juvenile arrest citation before being turned over to a caseworker from Children, Youth and Family Department.

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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