Altus Cemetery equipment stolen


By Mary O. Esparza - mesparza@civitasmedia.com



One or more people broke the garage door release cord to gain access to the the City Of Altus cemetery work shop area and stole several items.


Mary O. Esparza | The Altus Times

Police are investigating a burglary at the City of Altus cemetery office and workshop building.

“We believe the burglary occurred sometime on Friday night July 15,” Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy said.

An employee notified the police shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday. The suspect or suspects gained entry into the building by prying open a door, that led into the workshop area.

According to a cemetery employee, the suspect or suspects pulled the garage door release cord and broke it.

Items stolen included a John Deere Gator, Dewalt portable air compressor, a five-gallon water cooler and a 12-foot flatbed trailer that was attached to a City of Altus truck.

According to the report, no other items were missing and no vandalism was reported.

Anyone with information about this burglary or any other crime is encouraged to contact the Altus-Jackson County Crime Stoppers at 580-482-tips (8477). Tippers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.

One or more people broke the garage door release cord to gain access to the the City Of Altus cemetery work shop area and stole several items.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Cemetery-RGB.jpgOne or more people broke the garage door release cord to gain access to the the City Of Altus cemetery work shop area and stole several items. Mary O. Esparza | The Altus Times

By Mary O. Esparza

mesparza@civitasmedia.com

Reach Mary O. Esparza at 580-482-1221, ext. 2077.

Reach Mary O. Esparza at 580-482-1221, ext. 2077.

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