Rodeway Inn Hotel burglaries, larcenies
Police officers were dispatched three times to the Rodeway Inn Hotel on West Second Street between 6 and 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Two cars were reported to have had items stolen and the hotel was reported to have been burglarized. Items including a duffle bag filled with clothes, 15 DVDs, a Social Security number card, birth certificate and an XM radio were reported stolen from one vehicle.
The items totaled roughly $1,500 in value. Two batteries and one [auth] battery post cable had been stolen from an additional vehicle, this one owned by American Restoration. The battery items totaled $250 in value.
The storage unit of the hotel was broken into and 20 bath towels, 10 hand towels and an ashtray, valued together at $400, were taken. Police believe the three incidents may be linked.
• An officer was dispatched around noon Tuesday to the 400 block of North Michigan Avenue, where a burglary had been reported at a house owned by Bank of America. Items stolen included $50 worth of copper tubing and a $450 kitchen counter top. Additionally, a $500 water heater was found destroyed.
• An officer responded to a truck burglary around noon Tuesday, on the 2000 block of South Pennsylvania Avenue. Roughly $3,000 worth of power tools and power tool batteries had been stolen from storage bins located in the bed of the truck. It is believed that the bins had been left unlocked.
• An officer was called to the 2000 block of North Main Street Tuesday morning in response to a $300 pair of binoculars being stolen from a vehicle belonging to the Bureau of Land Management. The passenger side window had been broken.
Anyone who has information about these or any other crimes is asked to call Crime Stoppers, 888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers to Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.