Three Burglaries Reported As Officers Follow Leads In Previous Burglaries
Two local churches were struck by burglars along with a private residence over the weekend as Sullivan Police continue to follow leads on two previous burglaries/vehicle thefts from the previous week.
Sullivan Police Lt. Patrick Johnson reported on Monday, December 9, that officers were following several leads in the December 1, early morning theft of a 2005 Ford F-250 from Schmidt Auto Sales, 750 South Service Rd. which was used to break into a building at Coffman Cycle, 1382 South Service Rd. West, moments later in which two dirt bikes were stolen, a 2015 Blue and Whirte Yamaha and a 2016 KTM.
On Saturday, December 7, officers responded to Temple Baptist Church, 444 Beeman St. for a window broken out in the church where a male subject entered at the window at 8:30 p.m. which was followed by another report of a window broken out at Faith Assembly of God, 310 East Springfield Rd., at 9:05 p.m.
Officers were able to apprehend a 32-year-old male as a person of interest in the church burglary moments later following the alarm call. The suspect was taken into custody on a 24-hour hold.
Officers were also called to 10 South Olive St. after a home owner arrived to his property at 10:45 a.m. to find someone had broken out a window to the home and kicked in a rear door.
Details on any items appropriated during the Saturday, December 7, incidents was not available at press time.
Authorities ask anyone with information into any of the above mentioned cases to contact them at 573-468-8001. All information will be kept confidential.