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Police investigating recent break-ins

Friday, May 13, 2011

Brazil City Police Chief Larry Pierce
Officials are investigating a rash of recent burglaries at local businesses.

According to Brazil City Police Chief Larry Pierce, several local businesses have been broken into during the past month.

The BCPD and Clay County Sheriff's Department have investigated eight burglary cases, including burglary reports at Dairy Queen, 1 South Union Street, R&R Feeds-Pets & Western Tack, 606 West National Ave., Maurizio's Pizza & Restaurant, 2 South Union St., and Warren Tire, Inc., 220 East National Ave., within the past week along with Double M Diner, 1421 East National Ave., The Alamo, 911 East National Ave., and Clark's Auto Repair, 1300 E. National Ave., a few weeks before.

"Who ever is doing this is only taking cash," Pierce said about investigator's perception the suspects might be kids or petty thieves. "Like this week, they only got away with approximately $60 worth of small change from registers, but did almost $2,000-$3,000 in damages to the building to get to it."

The break-in at Clark's was slightly different, according to Pierce.

The discovery of some of the stolen merchandise being sold led investigators to breaking that case and the arrest and formal charging of Brazil resident James L. Cooprider, 24, for Theft and Receiving Stolen Property

As for the remaining investigations, Pierce said there is potential evidence they could be linked to the same suspects, who could be juveniles.

"I believe this goes back to the curfew issue," Pierce told The Brazil Times. "Young people don't have any business being out at all hours of the night, but there are a lot of them out there."

Although officers have been doing extra patrols around the city, Pierce said residents should make sure their homes, garages and vehicles are locked as well as remaining vigilant to suspicious activity in their area.

To report information about these investigations or any other crime, contact the Brazil City police at 446-2211 or the Clay County Sheriff's Department at 446-2535. To report a crime in progress, contact 911.

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If businesses are leaving money in the registers then they are asking for trouble. Haven't they heard of safes? I hope they catch whomever is doing this. Next thing they will try is residential.

-- Posted by dxrs0 on Fri, May 13, 2011, at 8:59 PM

Don't any of these businesses have burglar alarms?

-- Posted by BWare on Fri, May 13, 2011, at 10:39 PM

ok so does that mean its ok to break into your home and take your money out of your sock drawer because you didn't lock it up in a safe dxrso? it should not matter were the money is kept its against the law to break in and take anything from anywhere no matter if its public or private.

-- Posted by Jess822ica on Fri, May 13, 2011, at 10:44 PM

If it's minors causing all the trouble after curfew, why not break up krogers parking lot every once and awhile. Just a thought.

-- Posted by brazilian:) on Sat, May 14, 2011, at 2:45 AM

Hey brazilian:) are we related?

-- Posted by brazilian on Sat, May 14, 2011, at 8:49 AM

Lol i doubt it brazilian

-- Posted by brazilian:) on Sat, May 14, 2011, at 6:49 PM

@Jess822ica I did not say that. So do not put words into my mouth. But honestly a business that leaves money over night in a cash draw is asking for it. Especially if it is well known. These "persons" could have had an inside tip. And to be honest if you leave a large amount of money laying around your home and it gets stolen who do you have to blame. Yourself. That is why we have banks!

-- Posted by dxrs0 on Sun, May 15, 2011, at 9:23 PM

DXRS0 .. that's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard! Someone breaks into MY locked home and STEALS MY stuff and it's MY fault? You're insane.

The article says they stole CHANGE amounting to about $60 .. not a cash drawer with $1000s of dollars in it. Slow down when you read and you'll be able to understand what's written.

-- Posted by Emmes on Mon, May 16, 2011, at 11:57 AM

Sometimes business leave a small amount of change in the cash register for the benefit of the opening employee who may not have access to the safe. However, there are better ways. Been there done that.

-- Posted by exbrazilrez on Mon, May 16, 2011, at 4:24 PM

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