July 26, 2007

Memphis Police Investigating Series of Thefts

The Memphis Police Department is investigating a series of thefts that occurred last week.

On July 16th Scotland County R-I Transportation Director Dennis Robertson reported that the school’s bus fleet had been burglarized. In all, seven different buses were broken into, and the thief or thieves made off with a number of first aid kits.

The Memphis Swimming Pool was also the site of a break-in that occurred the evening of the 16th or in the early morning hours of the 17th. Pool manager Tonya Hunt reported the break in at 9:10 a.m. on July 17th. The burglar(s) gained entry to the concession stand by removing a window. The door was also kicked in. Approximately $100 in cash was taken as well as various food items.

On July 18th a vehicle parked in the 500 block of Maple Street was broken into. Owner Lytisha Kelley reported numerous music CDs were stolen from the 1998 Corolla.

The investigation continues into these thefts. The Memphis Police Department is requesting anyone with information contact the office at 660-465-2612.

The police department reported an arrest was made July 16th following vandalism on the city square. One juvenile was arrested and a second was detained after a park bench was allegedly destroyed by the two youths.

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