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Burglaries in Eugene Field Neighborhood

By Katherine Wartell

Several petty burglaries have been reported since the new year in the Eugene Field Neighborhood, with two recently reported on Fairview Avenue.

Lt. Josh Kyle said that early Friday morning 1736 Fairview Ave. and 1723 Fairview Ave. were burglarized. At 1736 Fairview Ave., Kyle said the unknown suspect entered through a window and stole a wallet, resulting in a $50 loss. At 1723 Fairview Ave., he said an unknown suspect cut a window screen to gain entry but did not steal anything.

He did not say the incidents were related, but said both homes had been previously burglarized.

Residential burglaries were also reported in four homes in the 300 block of Delaware Avenue, the 1900 block of Leavenworth Street and the 1600 block of Laramie Street in March and April. All incidents involved forced entry.

In January and February, two thefts were also reported in the 1800 block of Fairchild Avenue and the 400 block of 17th Street.

Lt. Michael Quintanar said there are similarities between the incidents but to say they are linked is only speculation at this point in time. He said that in most of the burglaries, cash was the target.

The burglaries and thefts are under investigation.

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