Thursday, October 29, 2009
Burglary on Stargazer Drive Cookeville
A toothpick out of place was the first clue for a Cookeville man, who found his home burglarized. The victim, who lives on Stargazer Drive, told police that he had been leaving a toothpick in the area of his front door because he suspected that someone was getting into his residence -- but not taking anything. When he came home one day this week, the toothpick was not where he had left it, and someone had, in fact, broken in -- stealing a $2400 big screen TV, a GPS system, an antique telephone, some clothing and four jars full of pennies. Officers say it appeared that someone had pried on the back door and also attempted to kick it in before breaking out a window to gain entry. Investigation is continuing.