Athens Review, Athens, Texas

April 25, 2014

Burglars busy in Athens

Rich Flowers
The Athens Review

Athens — Burglars have been busy in Athens, according to reports received by the Athens Police Department on Wednesday.

Thieves hit a rent home, a storage shed at Athens Country Club and a unit at the New Haven Apartments in apparently unrelated incidents.

APD dispatch received the first call at about 6:30 a.m. from the owner of a mobile home in the 4D Circle mobile home park near the Lake Athens Marina.

Cpl. Billy Westover went to the house to meet with the complainant who told police someone had entered and removed copper wiring, tubing and an air-conditioning unit, also doing various damage in the process.

The intruder appeared to have entered through the back yard, according to police.

Another burglary call came at 8:40 p.m. from a resident in the New Haven Apartments, 700 block of Jonathan Street.

Officer William Carlow was dispatched to the location, and took a report.

Several items were reported missing, including two televisions, a DVD Blue Ray player,  jewelry, a lap top, tools, video games and cell phones. The thief apparently entered through a bedroom window.

On Wednesday afternoon, a caller told police that someone had broken into his storage unit at Athens Country Club in the 500 block of Park Drive.

Westover went to the residence at about 3:20 p.m., and spoke to the complainant, who said his golf cart and golf clubs were stolen.

The cases were turned over to the Criminal Investigation Division for follow-up.