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WPD investigating rash of burglaries

By on November 27, 2012 at 1:49 pm

The Waterloo Police Department is busy dealing with multiple reports of burglaries to homes, businesses and vehicles that occurred over the past several days.

The first reported burglary was to a home in the 100 block of West First Street sometime between 11:30 p.m. on Thursday and 5:50 a.m. on Friday. The victim reported a 50-inch plasma television taken in that incident. A garage door had been left unlocked, police said.

The next burglary was reported in the 400 block of Monroe Street. Sometime between 3:30 and 9:20 p.m. on Friday, someone broke through a basement window and stole two long guns and other items from the home.

Waterloo Assistant Police Chief Mike Douglas said his department currently has a suspect in this case who is currently in the St. Clair County Jail on charges associated with a subsequent crime committed in the Dupo area.

Two businesses reported burglaries on Saturday morning. Ja Bowl at 100 N. Market Street said that between 11:30 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, someone took 50 pounds of raw shrimp, 90 pounds of raw beef, and $200 cash from the restaurant.

Lily’s Nails and Spa at 160 Waterloo Commons Drive reported a break-in had occurred there between 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Items taken were a laptop computer, airbrush and assorted nail polish.
American Nails, located at 742 N. Market Street, reported an attempted burglary during that same time frame.

Lastly, three vehicles were burglarized in the Quernheim Funeral Home parking lot sometime between 6 p.m. and 8:40 p.m. Monday. All three vehicles had been left unlocked, police said.

Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to contact Waterloo police at 939-3377.

 


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Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.