Thursday, September 1, 2005

City police department reports rash of break-ins; holiday roadblocks set

Break-ins of automobiles and business burglaries were up in Holly Springs for the week August 22-29.

Two automobile break-ins were reported Aug. 23 in the 100 block of Hurdle Circle. A JVC CD player valued at $100 was taken from one vehicle and a JVC CD player, amplifier and speaker box valued at about $310 was taken from the other vehicle.

On Aug. 24, police reported a break-in of a vehicle in the 100 block of Gholson Avenue. A radio valued at $300 was removed from the vehicle.

A business break-in was reported in the 500 block of Highway 178 East Aug. 25. Approximately $60 in petty cash was missing. Entry appeared to have been made by prying open a door.

The same day two female pit bulls, age 12 weeks, were taken from a residence in the 1100 block of West Woodward. One pit bull has white and brown spots over the eyes and the other is brindle in color with white feet and chest.

A tool box with gray and red drawers valued at $450 and a shot transit surveying tool in an orange case was taken in a break-in of a residence in the 100 block of East Boundary on Aug. 26.

Another business break-in took place Aug. 28 in the 100 block of Van Dorn Avenue. Entry was through the front door. About $3 was missing.

A burglary and vandalization of a soda and snack machine at a business on Highway 178 East was reported Aug. 29. Damage to the vending machines was estimated at $3,500. Burglars gained entry by shattering the front door glass. Approximately $50 was taken.

A break-in of an auto and theft of a CD player was reported Aug. 29 in the 500 block of Highway 7 North.

The same day a window unit air conditioner was reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of South Chesterman.

Vandals struck at a residence on South Maury Street Aug. 29 after cutting phone surveillance camera wires. Nothing was reported missing.

During Labor Day weekend, the Holly Springs Police Department will implement roadblocks in the city, according to Chief Patricia Selman. Officers will be checking licenses, safety belt use, child restraints and registration tags and watching for drinking and driving.

Selman asked anyone with information regarding the aforementioned incidents or the location of property reported stolen to report tips to police at 662-252-2122 or to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169. Callers do not have to give their names and will be given a code number. If the information leads to the arrest and conviction of suspects in your case, Crime Stoppers is allowed to give an award for the information up to $1,000.

Caller information is kept in strictest confidence.

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