On Friday, Sept. 13, a uniformed officer was called to Mahoney’s Garden Center on Wildwood Ave. where a breaking and entering was reported.
Upon arrival, two employees told police that when they arrived at 6:30 a.m. to open the business, they noticed the office that is always locked had been broken into sometime after midnight.
The suspect, who is unknown at the time, attempted to pry open one door with a pry bar and garden tool, but failed. After the failed attempt, it appeared the suspect moved to the second office door and smashed a window before unlocking the door. A sweatshirt was on the ground in front of the door, possibly used to protect the suspect’s skin when shattering the glass.
A black Cannon camera and black Dell computer monitor were each taken from inside the office. After searching the warehouse, it was discovered that the vending machine had been forced open and $35 in change was stolen.
Police spoke to the last employee to leave the previous night, who said that there is some video equipment behind the building and he would ask his daughter to review it. The man said his daughter heard vehicles in the side lot at about 1 a.m.
Pills Reported Missing
On Thursday, Sept. 12, an officer fielded a report in the lobby for several items that were taken out of a vehicle on Morse Street sometime on September 11.
The man said he returned to his vehicle on September 12 and discovered his medication bottle was missing. The bottle contained Citalopram with about 70 pills inside of it. A “Batman style knife” was also taken from the car. The man believes the vehicle was unlocked by accident, and no suspects were reported at the time.
Strong of Vehicles Broken Into
On Friday, Sept. 13, police were called to Felton Street for a report of several vehicles that were broken into sometime between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The reporting party said his vehicle was entered and an iPod was taken in addition to some change. He also said that his girlfriend’s car was entered and a GPS unit was taken. Another vehicle in the driveway had also been broken into, though nothing was taken.
A short distance away on Montvale Road, another vehicle was entered with nothing taken. The owner did not wish to file a report.