TALLADEGA -- Talladega police are investigating five burglaries reported since Independence Day, according to incident and offense reports.
According to Capt. John McCoy, the first of these was reported July 5 on the 350 block of Pine Valley Lane. The actual break-in took place sometime between June 30 and July 3.
Items reported stolen included a Sharp 50-inch TV valued at $329, a PlayStation 4 valued at $275 and six games valued at $300. There are no witnesses or suspects in this case.
The next day, another residential burglary was reported in Griffin’s Mobile Home park, although McCoy said it was not altogether clear that entry into the home had been made. There were clear pry marks on the door, but the only item reported missing was later located inside the residence.
Sometime between July 6 and July 7, a residence on Brecon Access Road was burglarized, and several items were reported stolen, McCoy said.
These included a 9 mm handgun valued at $350, a PlayStation 3 valued at $150, two controllers valued at $40, three games valued at $180, a gold herringbone necklace valued at $350, a 40-inch Sanyo television valued at $400, a Brazilian hair bundle valued at $250 and U.S. currency. There are no witnesses or suspects in this case.
Also reported July 7 was a break-in of a shed behind a residence on Lynn Drive. A wooden door and lock, total value of $105, are listed as damaged, McCoy said, and a $9,500 black and yellow Yamaha Raptor all-terrain vehicle was stolen.
McCoy said the ATV was spotted as it passed a police officer near Six Points, and a brief chase ensued down Broadway Avenue. The ATV finally turned off the road and onto the grass in front of the Frank Curry Child Development Center, and the driver abandoned the vehicle behind a row of parked buses. The vehicle was recovered, but the suspect got away, McCoy said.
The last burglary also involved a shed, this one on the 500 block of Ironwood Lane. According to Lt. Jimmy Thompson, two Makita 18 volt drills valued at $250 were stolen from inside the shed, and a 1996 Yamaha Timberwolf with a missing seat and battery issues was also reported stolen. There were no witnesses or suspects listed in this case.
Anyone with information on any of these incidents should contact the Talladega Police Department at 256-362-4508 or call the anonymous tip line at 256-299-0011.