Burglaries reported in Lewisburg

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The morning of Thanksgiving Day, Lewisburg Police were busy answering a series of calls relating to similar crimes.

In each case, a heavy object was used to break a glass window or door to enter business premises.

A side window at Saddlecreek Restaurant, Fayetteville Highway, was broken by throwing a flowerpot through it at about 5:30 a.m. Nov. 26. The owner of the building estimated the damage to the window and door at $1,000. The lessee of the restaurant told officers a cash register worth $2,500, containing $254.65 in cash, was missing, along with alcohol from the bar. The case was turned over to detectives.

A side window at Tri-Counties Dental Center, South Ellington Parkway, was broken by throwing a concrete birdbath through it, damaging the hardwood floor inside. The owner said it did not appear anything had been taken from the building, but estimated the damage at $1,800.

Additionally on Nov. 26, a window of the podiatrist's office on Nashville Highway was broken, and $25 taken from the front desk. When the owner returns, more items may be found to be missing. LPD Detectives James Johnson and Scott Braden were called to process the scene.

On the same day, a concrete block was thrown through the side door of the Parkway Restaurant, South Ellington Parkway, but the owner reported nothing appeared to have been taken.

Captain Norman Dalton of the Marshall County Sheriff's Department said that if anybody has information on the break-ins they should call CrimeStoppers at 359-4867. If the information leads to an arrest, there will be a reward.

Other thefts and vandalism recently reported to the Marshall County Sheriff's Department and the LPD include:

* Between 5 p.m. Nov. 19 and 8 a.m. Nov. 20, a window of a residence on Holly Grove Road was pried open, and a shotgun, several pistols and rifles, DVDs and jewelry, total value: $3,270, were taken.

* Between 5:10 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27, a window air conditioner was removed to gain entry to a home on Davis Road where $600-worth of baby clothes and baby items were stolen.

* Three tires on a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix, total value: $195, were cut on Nov. 23 while the car was parked at its owner's residence on Wildberry Lane, Chapel Hill.

* About $55-worth of diesel fuel was taken from the tank of a truck parked for "a couple of minutes" at the Tennessean Truck Stop, Cornersville, at about 4 a.m. Nov. 26.

* A garbage can, one large scarecrow, four small scarecrows, and some ceramic pumpkins, total value: $50, were taken from the yard of a residence on Johnson Road.

* Three Tennessean newspapers, total value: $6, were taken on Sunday, Nov. 29, at Quik Mart #10 by a man who left in a gray car. The carrier was delivering the papers at the time, and told LPD Officer John Christmas that he was the victim because he has to pre-pay to get the papers.

* Investigation is on-going into the possible theft of a red 2004 Corvette from a residence in Columbia. The car crashed at the intersection of Brush Creek Road and Old Columbia Road.