• THEFT: Police are investigating a car break in in the 100 block of 59th Street. A 21-year-old man told officers that sometime between 10:30 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday someone broke into his 1997 Saturn. The victim said 150 compact discs, along with speakers and amplifiers were taken.
• THEFT: Officers are looking into a car break in in the 200 block alley of 58th Street. An 18-year-old man told police that sometime between 10 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday someone broke into his car by smashing the rear driver’s side window and drilling out the driver’s side front door lock. The victim said a digital camera and an iPod were taken.
• THEFT: Police are investigating another copper theft in the city. An employee of the city’s Community Development Department told officers that sometime between Aug. 2 and Monday, someone broke into a vacant home in the 100 block of Garden Avenue and stole all the copper piping, valued at $1,000.
• LARCENY: Shawn K. Haseley, 37, 93 Rainbow Park Way, was charged Monday afternoon with second-degree burglary and petit larceny. A Ransomville Road woman told deputies that Haseley came to her house at 9:53 p.m. and asked if he could have a garbage bag filled with returnable cans that was sitting in a back room of her home. The woman said no and closed the door. Minutes later, she heard someone open the back door and looked out the window to see Haseley walking down the road carrying a white garbage bag full of cans. She called the sheriff’s department, who tried to locate Haseley but were unable to. Haseley was later found at the Porter County Mart attempting to return the cans. Deputies took him to the woman’s house and she identified him, the report said. Haseley told deputies, “I thought I could take the cans. I always take those cans.” The value of the cans is estimated at $5, the report said. Haseley is being held in lieu of $500 bail.
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