Sometime between Nov. 20 and Nov. 28, according to Police Chief Jason Busby, someone broke into a trailer in the Broadway Mobile Home Park while the tenant was out of town and stole the hot water heater. The water service was still connected and the trailer flooded. Water damage to the floor is estimated at at least $1,000.
The stolen hot water heater is estimated at $300.
The next reported break-in took place at an apartment on North Court Street between noon and 5 p.m. Thanksgiving day.
Busby said the items stolen included a $350 flat screen TV and a Sony Play Station Portable valued at $100. Investigators do have a suspect in this case, he said.
Sometime between 9 and 11 p.m. the Friday after Thanksgiving, someone broke into an apartment in Talladega Downs and attempted to steal a Sanyo flat screen TV valued at $1,000. The burglars appear to have dropped the TV before getting it out of the apartment and smashing the screen. Nothing else was stolen.
The same night, someone broke into a home on the 700 block of Pulliam Street and attempted to steal two flat screen TVs, including a 60 inch valued at $600 and a 32 inch, which was also dropped and damaged, and ultimately not stolen.
Busby said the homeowner reported damage to the wall where one of the TVs had been taken down.
Between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday, another home was burglarized, this one on the 700 block of Walnut Street. This time, the stolen items included a $500 .22 rifle and a 1980 Talladega High School class ring valued at $600. There are no witnesses or suspects in this case.
The next reported break-in was between 4:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. Dec. 1 at a residence on the 400 block of Brignoli Street. Busby said the residence appeared to have been ransacked, but the owner could find nothing missing.
More recently, Busby said a resident of the 710 block of Nimitz Avenue reported that someone had broken into his guest house between Nov. 25 and Dec. 2.
Items stolen from the guest house include an LG 47 inch flat screen TV valued at $600, an Xbox 360 valued at $300, an iPad valued at $699 and miscellaneous clothing valued at $400.
Although it did not involve a home burglary, police are also looking into the break-in of a 1998 Jeep Cherokee at Hindman’s Wrecker. The report indicates that the stereo was stolen out of the vehicle, but does not say what brand it was or how much it might be worth.
Anyone with information on any of these cases should contact the Talladega Police Department at 256-362-4508 or call the anonymous tip line at 256-299-0011.
Contact Chris Norwood at firstname.lastname@example.org.