WC Crimestoppers – 12.01.11

WC Crimestoppers – 12.01.11

Martin Police Department

The Martin Police Department is currently investigating a series of burglaries which reportedly took place Nov. 23-24.  
These crimes involve someone unlawfully entering residences by means of forcing his way into homes and taking small amounts of change, according to a release issued by the department.  The residents were not present at the time the offenses allegedly occurred.  The reported burglaries took place at 106 Mill St., 240 Oxford St., and at 102 and 106 Barnett St.  
The department is also investigating an alleged car burglary which reportedly took place Monday between 6:30-7 p.m. The vehicle was parked in the alley behind Office Products on South Lindell Street.  
The victim reported someone gained entry into the vehicle by breaking out the passenger side window.  
The victim also told officers the person allegedly took a burgundy leather binder, four office calendars and a St. Louis Cardinals year in review book from the vehicle. The stolen and damaged property was valued at $355.  
The department is reminding everyone to be aware of valuables while conducting holiday shopping.  “We encourage people to take the time to remember to place all your valuables out of sight while your vehicles are unattended to also make sure to keep your vehicles locked at all times,” investigator Robbie Hatler noted in a release. 

Anyone with information regarding these crimes or other offenses is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-877-364-TIPZ or 587-2611. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of people responsible for the crimes will be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000. Crimestoppers is confidential and tipsters will remain anonymous.

WCP 12.01.11

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