Two Burglaries In Sparta
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • 10:34pm
Sparta Police Detectives are continuing their investigation into two residential burglaries that occurred during the early evening hours January 28th. At 6:53 pm. Police were dispatched to a residence located on Forest Hill Drive to investigate the activation of a cellular burglar alarm.
When officers arrived on scene, the alarm was still activated. The front door had been forcibly opened, breaking the dead bolt and door jam. Officers found fresh foot prints in the snow leading from the front door. The homeowners who were not home at the time are currently checking their belongings to see if anything was taken.
The following day at 10:26 am, police were dispatched to a home located on Natale Drive to investigate a burglary. The home owners who were away the previous evening returned home in the morning to find that their front door had been forced opened, breaking the lock on the door and splintering the jam.
Detectives found that the suspects had activated an audible non cellular alarm system when they broke in the front door. The control panel for the alarm was located in the basement and was torn off the wall and smashed. The master bedroom was ransacked and a pillow case was utilized to carry off an undisclosed amount of jewelry.
This home is located a ¼ of a mile from the Forest Hill burglary. Footprints in the snow located at the Forest Hill Burglary are consistent with the Natale Drive scene. Other pieces of physical evidence recovered at both scenes are currently being examined.
Sparta Police urge all our residents if you see something suspicious in your neighborhood please don’t wait, call 9-1-1 immediately. Detectives, Terrence Mulligan and Keith Hannam are investigating.