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Police Investigating Home Burglaries Reported Over Weekend

October 10, 2016

Valparaiso Police are investigating four separate residential burglaries which occurred over the weekend. Three of the four occurred on Saturday.
The first burglary occurred in the 900 block Monticello Park Dr. on Saturday morning (2:10 a.m.) when the home owner was awoken and located a service door from inside the house to the garage open and a male subject standing in the doorway. The male was confronted and fled the house through a sliding door inside the house. He was described as a male white 20yrs -30yrs old, 5’6” and medium build. A wallet was reported taken during the burglary.
The second burglary occurred in the 1000 block of Monticello Park Dr. and was reported at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday by the homeowner when he returned home and found a back sliding door broken out. Items taken included a Playstation 3 with games and a Nintendo Wii. The estimated loss was $725 in property and $500 damage to the glass door.
A third burglary occurred in the 900 block of Hampton Ct. This burglary was reported at 6:49 p.m. on Saturday. Items taken included a Playstation 4 and games, a flat screen television and Remington handgun. Entry was gained through a back door.
A fourth burglary occurred in the 400 block of Edward Ln this morning at 4:07 a.m. The resident was awoken and observed a male subject standing in the doorway of her bedroom. The male subject removed a guitar hanging on the wall and fled the apartment. He was described as a black male subject, 6’0 tall with a heavy build. He was wearing a black skull cap and a heavy winter coat. The loss was estimated at $100.
Police continue to investigate all four incidents.