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Thieves hit four times in Fulton

Thursday, January 3, 2002

A can of coins and some food from the kitchen of the Agnos Church of Christ were taken sometime between Dec. 23 and Dec. 26.

According to Fulton County Sheriff Lloyd Martz, one of the members of the church discovered the break-in on Dec. 26. The thief pried open a window and gained entry. Martz said churches used to keep their doors open but not anymore. He said many lock their doors because they have classes which require the use of televisions and VCRs.Fulton County Deputy Sheriff David Estes investigated the incident.

An outbuilding located behind the residence of Mike Hess in Bexar was broken into around the night of Dec. 25, according to Martz.

Martz said that Hess is out of state so the sheriff's office is unable to determine if anything was stolen.Martz said a neighbor, Sharon Kibe, was taking care of the property when she noticed the front door of the outbuilding was kicked in. She notified the sheriff's office and Martz went to investigate the incident.

On Christmas day Wendell McCormick of Blytheville discovered that his cabin on White Horse Mountain near Cherokee Village had been broken into.

Martz and Deputy Brad Schaufler investigated the incident. They were able to recover the stolen stereo system on Dec. 27 and arrested two juveniles who allegedly gained entry into the cabin by prying one of the windows open. The juveniles were released to their parents, but will have to appear in Juvenile Court in February.

On Dec. 27, thanks to a tip from a phone caller, the Fulton County Sheriff's Office was able to recover the truck belonging to Jack Dixon who resides four miles south of Salem. The sheriff's office received a phone call that a truck was parked in an area where it shouldn't have been and looked suspicious.

Martz and Schaufler investigated the incident and three juveniles are being charged in the incident. There was no damage to the truck and it was recovered before the owner knew it was missing.

According to Martz, the juveniles will appear in Juvenile Court in February.

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