Deputies investigate break-ins
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigated several break-ins in the past week.
On Cole Drive, a woman reported Wednesday that someone had cut a lock to the crawlspace at her home and stolen five chainsaws. The chainsaws had “FDC” on them. The value of the items that were stolen was $1,200.
A woman reported that someone broke into her home on Dairyland Road and stole a .38 S&W snub nose pistol and a 410 Mossberg shotgun, a grey lock box containing jewelry, a Toshiba satellite laptop and a weed eater. There was no signed of forced entry. The value of the items was estimated at $5,110.
On Monday, a man reported that his truck was parked at the EZ Quick Mart on U.S. 70 when a woman parked her green Dodge Dakota truck next to his vehicle and started asking people for money. She told people that her husband had just beaten her up, and she needed money for gas.
The woman leaned against his truck several times and as he was closing the store, he put some items in his truck to take home. Later, she drove away in her truck When he checked his truck, he discovered that he was missing his set of keys, some drinks, cigarettes and his favorite camo baseball cap.
The victim knew the woman’s name, and the magistrate issued a felony warrant for breaking and entering a vehicle and larceny.