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Crime Report: Laptops, Money Stolen from Hartland Church

The following information was supplied by the Livingston County Sheriff's Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Three laptops and about $5,000 in cash and checks were reported stolen from in Hartland Township between 9:15 p.m. on Monday and 7:50 a.m. on Tuesday, according to a police report.

Police said a rock was thrown through a glass window, where it became lodged in the hallway wall. Police said a church employee informed them the building did not have an alarm system.

Police said that the door leading from the sanctuary room to the communion preparation room had been tampered with, but remained locked.

Police also said the sliding glass reception window lock had been broken and a locked file cabinet and safe had been pried open. The church employee was not sure how much money was in the the safe, but said that the church usually kept around $5,000 in cash and checks there, the report said.

Laptops were stolen from the reception lobby, the pastor's office and the preschool director's office, the report said.

Police said the church employee would send out emails to the congregation advising them to cancel checks if they had made a donation to the church.

100 items stolen from Howell Gap store

About $1,000 in merchandise was stolen from the Gap in Howell on Saturday around 7:14 p.m.

Police said a Gap employee noticed three people enter the store carrying several shopping bags, then quickly exit. After reviewing security tapes, the employee saw the people grab about 100 items and place them in shopping bags they were carrying, then leave without paying, police said.

The total loss is estimated to be between $700 and $1,000, according to the police report.



Charlotte June 23, 2012 at 01:47 AM
These stories are so sad. :-(

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