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Fire set at Salem doctor's office

Thursday, January 10, 2002

The Fulton County Sheriff's Office and the Salem Police Department were called to Dr. Alan Winberry's office in Salem on Jan. 2 because of a burglary and fire.

According to Salem Police Chief Albert Roork the suspects had taken an undisclosed amount of cash.

Roork said the perpetrators set fire to some papers on a bulletin board in the office. He said their attempt to burn the building was unsuccessful because the fire smothered itself.

According to Karen Helm from Dr. Winberry's office, there was paper everywhere. The office was saved "by the grace of God," she said.

According to Helm, an employee notified the sheriff's office that morning of the burglary on the previous night.

Roork said no forced entry was found, but the incident is under investigation.

On Jan. 2 Salem Police Chief Albert Roork responded to a call that two vehicles had been broken into at the Fulton County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Salem.

According to Roork, two wallets were taken out of the unlocked vehicles.

The wallets were recovered by an employee at the Town & Country Store in Salem who found them in the trash.

According to Roork there was not any cash in the wallets when they were stolen. The victims recovered their wallets with nothing missing.

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