Police Reports: Two Burglaries on Same Block and Hydrant Hit & Run

This is a list of the most interesting police reports from last week.

Hydrant Hit & Run

Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 3:45 p.m.
Police were called to the W239N5800 block of Hastings Court on Tuesday after someone hit a Sussex-owned fire hydrant with their car, snapping it off at the base. According to the report, the accident occurred between Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28. The wreck caused $500 in damage to the hydrant. There were no witnesses of the actual accident, no suspects and the police are not actively investigating.

Snowboard Burglary

Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 9:51 a.m.
A 46-year-old Sussex woman called police after three snowboards were stolen from her house on the W232N5800 block of Waukesha Avenue. The boards were being stored in the woman’s garage, and were valued at a total of $2,900. Police have no suspects and the burglary is still being investigated.

Gas Skippers

Thursday, Feb. 9 at 8:25 a.m.
Employees at the on Main Street called police Thursday morning after a car gassed up and sped off. A black Ford Explorer with loud exhaust and silver rims filled up $79.70 in gas and bolted. No plates or information was recorded, so police are not following up on the theft.

GPS Theft

Thursday, Feb. 9 at 11:43 a.m.
A 50-year-old Sussex man living on the W232N5800 block of Waukesha Avenue called police after finding his Garmin GPS was stolen from his vehicle. Coincidentally, this happened just down the street from where the snowboards were stolen. The victim said he never locks his car doors, so it could have been stolen over the past month or more. The device is worth $160 and there are no suspects.

Plasma TV Theft

Friday, Feb. 10 at 8:49 a.m.
Police were called to W241N7500 block of North Woodside Drive Friday morning after a 43-inch Samsung Plasma TV was reported stolen. The victim, a 50-year-old Sussex man, said someone entered his garage sometime after 10:30 p.m. the night before and taken it. The man’s vehicle was also unlocked and entered, but nothing seemed to be stolen. 

Tia February 16, 2012 at 12:52 PM
I just want to comment on the Gas skipper theft at the Clark station, either they got the wrong vehicle id or they are lying. There is no way any Ford Explorer could be filled up to $79.00, the tank is not big enough, you do the math.........
Andy Ambrosius (Editor) February 16, 2012 at 04:18 PM
That's TOTALLY what I was thinking. I have a comparable sized car, and I could never fit that much gas in. That police report didn't say anything about filling up additional tanks, either. I'm wondering if Clark employees reported it wrong.
Victoria February 17, 2012 at 03:17 AM
a ford explorer can have a gas tank of up to 23 gallons. 23 times lets say $3,22 = $74 and some change. i have a smaller car and filled up the other day and it was almost $50!
Andy Ambrosius (Editor) February 17, 2012 at 04:18 PM
hey, that's a really good point. I was comparing it to my Nissan Murano which has a 16-18 gallon tank.


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