Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Several Burglary Cases Under Investigation

Cookeville police are investigating the theft of more than two thousand dollars worth of merchandise from a home on Blake Circle, just north of 12th Street. The victims say they had gone out of town on Saturday and returned this week to find that someone had cut the weather stripping from a back door and apparently pried it open. Once inside, the burglar ransacked several rooms, taking a computer jump drive, an external hard drive, some cash, a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol ... and a bottle of whiskey. Police say no one in the neighborhood had reported seeing any suspicious activity. Meanwhile, police say two flat panel televisions, two IPods, two DVD players and three video game systems were taken in a burglary at an apartment on Byrne Avenue, a few blocks northeast of Blake Circle. And -- in a separate case -- police say three ladders were stolen from service trucks at Custom Fireplace on East Spring Street. A 21-foot piece of black metal pipe was also taken.