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2009-05-28 09:00:00

Trend Expected to Increase During Summer, Busiest Time of Year for Home Burglaries AURORA, Colo. and IRVING, Texas, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- It's alarming to walk into your home and discover you've been burglarized. It's happening more often in many areas of the U.S. with the trend expected to continue during the summer when more people are away from their homes, making their property more vulnerable to intruders. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090303/LA78154LOGO-b) Mary Hunt...

2009-05-19 16:38:56

Police in downstate New York said they were searching for a burglar at an eyewear store when the suspect fell through a false ceiling and landed at their feet. Nassau County police said they responded to a report of a 6:45 a.m. burglary at the store in New Hyde Park and were told by a witness that the suspect was still inside, the New York Post reported Tuesday. A police spokesman said officers were searching the store when Seamus Troy II, 19, fell through a false ceiling to the floor right...

2009-05-12 17:05:00

Reports indicate home and business break-ins have tripled within past six months SAN MARCOS, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Brown Safe Manufacturing is warning all property owners of a dramatic increase in reported burglaries and internal thefts within the last six months. "Based on direct client reports, the number of break-ins and internal thefts for home and business owners has increased threefold since last October," states Lynel Brown, Vice President of Brown Safe Manufacturing. BSM, a...

2009-05-05 08:00:00

With Home Burglary Season Approaching and the Added Pressure of a Down Economy ADT Suggests Essential Precautions to Safeguard Your Home   BOCA RATON, Fla., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- According to U.S. Department of Justice statistics, an American home is broken into about every 15 seconds and a homeowner looses an average of nearly $2,000 in possessions and damages. The Burglary Prevention Council warns that most communities will experience a rise in home burglaries during the upcoming...

2009-04-28 18:34:56

Paris police say they do not believe the thieves who stole a laptop and digital camera knew they were loaded with pictures of Carla Bruni with a former lover. Bruni, now the wife of President Nicolas Sarkozy, lived for several years with Raphael Enthoven, a photographer, and bore him a son, Aurelien. The computer and camera loaded with photos of Enthoven, Bruni and Aurelien, were taken during a burglary at the apartment of Enthoven's brother, The Daily Telegraph reported. It was a banal...

2009-04-27 15:43:33

Police in Wisconsin allege a teenager burglarized cars to get money to help pay for a lawyer. Investigators said Jason Leigh Markham, 19, of Beloit was arrested about 4:30 a.m. April 16 after a Janesville homeowner allegedly discovered the suspect inside his car, which had been parked inside the home's garage, the Beloit Daily News reported Monday. Officers said Markham, who was in possession of gloves, a flashlight, a global positioning system, nine CDs and seven video games at the time of...

2009-04-22 16:43:18

Police in Wisconsin said DNA from chewing tobacco spit led them to two men suspected of stealing a safe full of cash from a bar. Investigators said chewing tobacco spit was collected near the Sher-Bear Tavern in Campbell by police after a safe containing $3,000 in cash and beer tokens was stolen from the bar in the early morning hours of Feb. 5, the La Crosse (Wis.) Tribune reported Wednesday. The safe and a voucher for a six pack of beer at the tavern was found six days later on a sandbar in...

2009-04-08 14:02:59

Police in Florida say a car theft suspect was arrested after his alleged victim saw the missing vehicle posted for sale on Web site Craigslist. Boynton Beach, Fla., police said the victim saw a vehicle that appeared similar to his stolen 1970 Chevy Chevelle listed on the Web site and he made arrangements with the poster, William Jones, 20, to look at the car, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Wednesday. The victim contacted police after determining that the car was his and officers...

2009-03-30 13:08:34

Police in Indiana said a burglary victim was arrested alongside the suspected perpetrator after officers confiscated more than 31 pounds of marijuana. Investigators said Juan Trujillo, 21, was jailed on suspicion of burglary and marijuana possession, both felonies, after police found him with 30.24 pounds of marijuana that he allegedly took from the Elkhart home during the burglary, the Elkhart Truth reported Monday. Cpl. Scott Hauser said the renter of the house, identified by his surname...

2009-03-14 14:25:57

A snot-nosed thief is back in jail in England after police used a handkerchief he left at the scene of a burglary to track him down, officials said. Police said they arrested habitual burglar Timothy Mcleod, 46, after their examination of the handkerchief turned up traces of his DNA, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. Mcleod has been ordered to spend 2 1/2 years behind bars after confessing to two counts of burglary and handling stolen goods. He was caught through DNA identification...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'