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Police Blotter

April 3, 2013

Not an April fool’s joke for local businesses suffering break-ins

ORANGE — Another Level of Fashion, 1006 16th Street in Orange, suffered damages due to a break-in on April 1.

An officer from the Orange Police Department met with a man at the location at about 2:30 a.m. Monday. The man said he had received a call from his brother saying a man was trying to sell clothing from the store according to police reports.

Video from the store showed a man throw a rock, breaking the glass door  and fleeing the scene with several shirts taken from the store at approximately 1:45 a.m.

The man was spotted by police near 5th and Burton at 3:15 a.m. The man said, according to police reports, that he took the shirts to get some Gin, beers and crack cocaine. The man also said he was no longer in possession of the shirts.

The man was arrested for burglary of a building.

The officer was able to recover about 6 men’s shirts hanging on a fence near the location of the arrest. The report noted the tags were still on the garments.

The report shows the store reported approximately 30 shirts valued at a $1,000 were stolen and the damage to the door is valued at $400.

Tractor Supply Company, 2020 IH-10 West, reported a burglary approximately 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 2.

The company reported a Husqvarna chainsaw valued at $399.99 was stolen and damage to the front sliding doors at $1,000.

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