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September 20, 2013

PD works an 11-incident string of burglaries


Over the last week, the Mineral Wells Police Department responded to 11 burglary investigations of various kinds within city limits. Of these instances, five were vehicle burglaries and the remaining seven took place at either a home or building; but most of them resulted in the loss of some costly property. Police said there is no indication that these incidents are connected at this time.

One of the first occurred on the afternoon of Sept. 9 in the 1900 block of SE 11th Street. The victim came home to find two hispanic men he did not know, one of whom was carrying the victim's $500 flat-screen television. The man holding the TV immediately dropped it, breaking the unit, and charged at the homeowner.

After a brief struggle, the suspects escaped out the backdoor of the house and police have yet to find them. According to MWPD, the incident was actually classified as a robbery because the suspects were able to enter through the house's slightly opened garage door.

Another victim was walking her dog in West City Park closer to 5 p.m. on Sept. 9. The driver's side window of her car had a broken track, so the glass needed to be manually pushed up or down. Police said it is possible the window may have fallen open while the victim was away, because when she returned, she found her iPod, jewelry, medication, clothes, $18 cash and a $20,000 pair of leopard print Phonak hearing aids stolen.

While neither of these incidents could be explicitly classified as burglaries, the police said it was apparent that forced entry had occurred.

One happened in the 600 block of NE 6th Avenue, between 5 p.m. Sept. 9 and 8 p.m. Sept. 10. The victim found one of the windows in his house had been broken out and his 25-caliber handgun, Hewlett Packard laptop, a safe, $20 worth of $2 bills and $10 worth of half dollars were all gone.

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