Athens Review, Athens, Texas

December 18, 2012

Thieves hit South Athens Elementary Monday

Rich Flowers
The Athens Review

Athens — Thieves hit the South Athens Elementary School area Monday, breaking into automobiles, and leaving with valuables.

The Athens Police Department took calls reporting three break-ins that occurred between 5:50 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Two reports came from South Athens Elementary School at 718 Robbins Road.

Officer Wesley Hoover was dispatched to the location to speak to the complainants. Windows were broken on the vehicles to gain entry to the vehicles.

Another vehicle was burglarized in the nearby First Christian Church parking lot at 900 Robbins Road. Cpl. Roger Keith took a report from the owner of a Ford Escape who had been a burglary victim. The break-ins are being investigated.

Burglars were also active in other parts of the city.  APD responded to an alarm at the old Fisher School building in the 400 block of Martin Luther King. At about 8:45 p.m., Officer John Beaty met with the pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, the current owner of the property, and found that window glass had been broken in order to enter the building. No further information was available on the break-in at press time.