Window-screen break-ins has police in Huntsville warning residents and businesses to be on lookout
HUNTSVILLE — A number of break-ins involving window screens has police reminding home owners in the Huntsville area to be alert and watch for suspicious activities in the neighbourhoods and to report anything unusual the past week to police.
The Huntsville OPP report that starting last Thursday, April 3, just before 3:30 p.m. they were called to a break-in at a residence on Lake Drive in Huntsville.
The resident had left for a short time in the afternoon to run some errands, and when she returned she found her house had been broke into.
Unknown culprits pried open the kitchen window and removed the screen. Once inside the culprits went through cabinets on the main floor locating and taking a small collection of silver dimes.
The culprits made their way to the upstairs of the residence into the bedrooms, where they found and removed some cash that was stored away along with some jewelry.
Later that day, just after 9 p.m. OPP was notified of an attempted break-in to a residence on King Street downtown.
The victim had left for the afternoon and also found that the screen had been removed from one of her groundfloor windows, and damage was done to the window in attempt to get in.
But it does not appear that the culprit entered the residence.
Then on Friday at about 6:45 a.m. the owners of Main St Café arrived to find their front door was unlocked.
Sometime during the night, unknown culprits entered the business.
At the time of the report it was unknown if anything was taken.
And on Sunday April 6, just before 4 p.m.police were called to another break-in at a home on West Brown’s Road.
The owners had been gone for a short time, and upon their return found their kitchen window had been broken into, and the screen removed.
Once inside the culprits went to the second floor of the residence and removed jewelry, cash, and two fire boxes that containing American currency, jewelry, passports, identification papers and other personal papers.
Anyone that may have seen any suspicious activity around the above addresses, or may have any information into these break ins is asked to contact Huntsville OPP or Crime Stoppers.
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