Stolen warehouse items recovered

Friday, June 26, 2009

Stolen items were recovered near the warehouse they were taken from, according to sources at the Lewisburg Police Department, who said arrests were expected in the near future.

Corporal Billy Duckworth was called to the City of Lewisburg's warehouse on 7th Avenue North shortly after 7 a.m. June 23. His report states, "On June 22, someone cut three holes in the fence .... Taken from inside the fence were 580 5-foot and 7-foot T-posts, valued at $5 each, and also 75 4 x 4 wire panels, valued at $10 each. The damage to the fence is estimated at $2,000."

Police began to canvas the area, and made contact with a homeowner across the street, according to Detective Scott Braden. Most of the stolen property was found there, concealed under a tarpaulin.

"Things started coming together after that," said Braden. "We definitely have suspects; there are multiple individuals involved, possibly including one juvenile. If anyone has information, they should call me at 359-3800."