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Thefts under investigation

The Logan County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a string of burglaries that took place the first two week’s in May in northern Logan County.

The first burglary was reported on Thursday May 2 by a resident of Sorghum Hollow Road near New Blaine. The theft took place at a building on South State Highway 109. According to the incident report, a resident of the area reported the theft of some antique outboard boat motors, an old lawnmower and some copper wire that was located in a out building at the South State Highway 109 building. The report also states this isn’t the first time a theft from that building has been report. The report doesn’t include an estimated value for the items reported stolen.

The second report was made on Monday, May 6 when a Scranton resident reported the theft of an estimated $1,000 worth of items. According to the incident reports, a building on Riverport Road was broken into and several tools were taken. The person reporting the theft told deputies someone took a rock and broke off the lock on a storage building. Items reported stolen from the building included a Ryobi compound miter saw, a jig saw, two electric drills, a blue Ryobi rechargeable drill kit, a charger, a battery saw, a flashlight, a Ryobi 12-volt auto hammer and battery a charger a brad nailer and stapler and a Craftsman Roto-Zip.

The third theft was reported on Tuesday, May 7 by a Ratcliff resident. The caretaker of a HUD home on Ole Military Road reported that someone had cut and taken electrical wires going into the residence.