Police Blotter: Perps nick electronics

January 16, 2013 • Police Blotter

Police were dispatched to the 300 block of East Reed Street, Tuesday, for the second time in a week. On Jan. 8, the victim had come home to find his back door open and numerous electrical items beside his back door. He reported then that he had lost jewelry and cash. After the break-in, he hired someone to keep watch on his place; however, he could not afford to keep her. On Tuesday, he returned to his residence and discovered his Beta flatscreen TV, a Vizio flatscreen TV, a Dish receiver and a Pioneer stereo missing. He estimated the losses at $2,460.

Criminal damage
•Police were dispatched to the 2100 block of Karabella Way, Monday. The victim told the officer that he had been having problems with [auth] subjects breaking into his vehicle for several months. He discovered that someone had tried to pry open the driver’s side window and cracked it. The officer saw pry marks around the window. The victim estimated the damages at $300.
•Police were called to the 500 block of East Summit Street, Tuesday, where subjects threw a large rock through a bathroom window.

•Police responded to a call from Circle K, 3213 N. Main St., Monday, after subjects broke off the lock to the storage cage and removed six propane tanks, valued at $300.
•Police received a call from a representative of Xcel Energy, Tuesday. When the officer arrived at the 3400 block of South Union Avenue, the company representative said that the gas meter was broken and could not be read. In addition, he found a small electrical pole with several wires attached, some bare, which went to a trailer in the backyard. Xcel cut power for safety. Their representative could not say how much energy had been stolen.
•Police were dispatched to the 400 block of South Kentucky Avenue,Tuesday, where a subject or subjects took a Poulon 14-inch chain saw,valued at $300, from a porch.
•Police were dispatched to Harvard Petroleum, 200 E. Second St., Wednesday, after subjects cut the metal side panels off the HVAC unit on the top of the building. A company estimated the repair costs at $600.
•Police were contacted by Dollar General, 1706 W. Second St., Wednesday, about an embezzlement in excess of $10,000. No further information is available at this time.

•Police were called to the 1000 block of North Pennsylvania Avenue, Wednesday, where the resident returned home to find jewelry and a pair of Sketcher shoes missing. The subject left a pair of shoes behind. The items were valued at $350.
•Police responded to a call from the 500 block of South Wyoming Avenue, Wednesday. The victim reported that the spare key was missing. A Playstation 3, a Toshiba laptop computer and a Verizon Hotspot had been removed from the residence. The person estimated replacement cost at $650.

Anyone having information about these or any other crimes should contact Crime Stoppers at 888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.

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