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Local Crime News – Week of August 23, 2012

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August 23, 2012
By Stephanie Zaharuk

Did you have a busy week? If so, you can catch up on this week’s national crime news below:

  • A non-profit organization in Utah was burglarized this week and is now facing over $2,000 in damages from the vandals. Salt Lake City security took a hit when the Utah Disabled American Veterans organization adjutant walked into work that morning to find her computer and monitors had been stolen, and two large windows shattered. The burglars also damaged an American flag in the office.  You can read the full story here.
  • Chattanooga home security statistics have seen an uptick lately with several copper thefts in the area.  Recently, police responded to a burglary-in-progress where they found two men stealing copper from a home residence. With several thefts in the area, police are investigating any connections. Read more here.
  • Burglars in California are taking advantage of decreased Fresno home security. They’re putting their health at risk and stealing from homes left exposed because of fumigation. While police are stepping up measures to keep these homes protected, burglars have already scored big. See the article here.
  • An iPhone app helped Sarasota home security recently when a man’s car was broken into. The victim’s wife activated the app and police were able to track down the phone and burglar at a nearby apartment complex. Police also found a hammer with glass shards on it and drug related items in the man’s possession. Click here to get the full story

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