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Officials investigating theft at school

Friday, September 10, 2010

Detective Jeff Bucklin
The Brazil City Police Department is looking for information regarding the recent theft of electronics at a local elementary school.

According to BCPD Detective Jeffery Bucklin, sometime after school ended on Aug. 31 and reopened on Sept. 1, a brand new 42-inch flat screen television and the wall mounting unit, which had been delivered on Aug. 31, along with a computer monitor was taken from the building.

No visible forced entry was made during the theft.

Bucklin told The Brazil Times it is unclear at this phase of the investigation how a door at the school was left allegedly unlocked.

"If anyone saw, heard anything or has information regarding this incident, they can contact me at the department," he said. "We are continuing the investigation, but there are no suspects at this time."

To report information about this crime, or any other, contact the Brazil City Police Department at 446-2211.

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and just in time for NFL...

-- Posted by washdcfan on Fri, Sep 10, 2010, at 11:01 PM

This was mentioned at the School Board Meeting of 09/09/2010. According to what was stated in that meeting, construction workers failed to secure the building at the end of the day.

There is some concern as to how the loss will be made up, by the construction company or by the school corporation.

Isn't it interesting that this appears in the Brazil Times ten days after it occurred when houses that are burglarized are reported the very next day?

I have sent an inquiry to the Brazil Police Chief, Larry Pierce, asking when the police report was filed as it appears not to have been filed promptly by the school corporation.

-- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Fri, Sep 10, 2010, at 11:37 PM

Another thing about this theft, this brand new television disappears the very day after it was delivered because one door of many was left unlocked? Did someone walk around the building checking every door or did they know which one to go to? Don't we have security cameras, because I thought that was part of the security project and someone carrying a 42" TV would be pretty noticeable?

There is something fishy going on.

-- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Fri, Sep 10, 2010, at 11:42 PM

Which school?

-- Posted by brazilbooster on Sat, Sep 11, 2010, at 2:39 AM

WOW.....LOL....I didn't even realize that they didn't state that in the article. It was Forest Park Elementary.

-- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Sat, Sep 11, 2010, at 9:21 AM

I blame it on Bush

-- Posted by RDK on Sat, Sep 11, 2010, at 10:42 AM

LOL....or Andrew Johnson

-- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Sat, Sep 11, 2010, at 12:49 PM

I'd just about bet that the Chief will ask Leo L. Southworth to assist in this investigation.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Sat, Sep 11, 2010, at 2:31 PM

I asked and was told that the police report was made the next morning as soon as the building was checked by the day custodian and office staff. Maybe the police decided to do an investigation before completing the report?

-- Posted by CCS PATRON on Sun, Sep 12, 2010, at 2:13 PM

You know, if we ran the corporation right, none of this would have happened either. It is probably because the thief was trying to compete with India and China. It is a good thing that you contacted Chief Pierce over this one Leo. Wait, what business is it of yours when it was filed? What business is it of yours period? This sounds like a school issue that once again you have to convince everyone that you are coming in on your white horse to saves us all. Shhhhhhhh, quit being so nosey and let the people whose job it is to worry about it. You know the ones, police, school board, superintendent, building principal, building and grounds, construction supervision. I don't think you are any of those.

-- Posted by Ron Archer on Mon, Sep 13, 2010, at 1:24 AM

Right, electriceye, let's leave everything to the professionals and experts, they never make mistakes, never lead us into unfortunate consequences, and always tell the public everything. They don't need to be watched nor helped, they are superhuman.

Keep thinking like that, it might come true.

I'll just worry my fuzzy little head about public business and any actions of public officials and employees because I know better.

I'll make it my business to find out when the police report was filed through official channels to insure that school officials reported it promptly as they should have, but I thank CCS PATRON for the comment here. Prompt reporting and prompt investigation are usually key to solving a crime.

It is my business because it was a loss that involves public assets that are lost, period.

-- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Mon, Sep 13, 2010, at 9:31 AM

I say "when it was reported" aside .. last one out is responsible .. the construction site should replace the stolen TV.

When it's returned (in good condition, I'm sure), they can take it with them when they leave.

-- Posted by Emmes on Mon, Sep 13, 2010, at 11:45 AM

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