Bartlett Police Department (BPD) handled the following incidents for Sept. 29 through Oct. 4. These are the most notable cases of the week and do not necessarily represent all BPD activities for the time period.
Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are estimated for stolen/damaged items. These are brief summaries of detailed BPD reports.
U.S. 64 (theft from motor vehicle)
A woman reported that someone stole her purse from her car in the five minutes it took her to run into a store on Sept. 29. She was picking up her guitar from Guitar Center (8000 U.S. 64). The locks on her vehicle don’t work, she said.
Yorkhill Drive (theft from building)
Someone stole a 12-year-old Cub Cadet lawnmower ($200) from a backyard shed on Yorkhill Drive. The victim said the theft must have happened between noon Sept. 28 and 10 a.m.Oct. 1.
The gate and the shed were both unlocked.
Abelia Hill Road (stolen bicycle)
A man reported that someone stole his daughter’s bike ($100). The child left it in the front yard, and he noticed it was missing around noon on Sept. 30.
Northampton Drive (theft)
Someone stole yardwork equipment from a trailer parked under a carport on Northampton Drive. The complainant said someone took his orange Husqvarna backpack blower ($350) sometime between midnight and 9:30 a.m.Oct. 2.
Hatch Lane (burglary)
A woman reported on Oct. 2 that someone had broken into her home. The victim said she locked all the doors, closed the garage door and enabled her alarm system before leaving for work around 8 a.m.
When she returned around 6 p.m., she found that her bedroom window in the front of the house was broken. Someone had apparently entered the house and left the garage door open. She called law enforcement and did not enter the house before officers arrived.
The responding officers entered through a locked rear door that didn’t show signs of forced entry. They cleared the residence and observed that someone had broken the outer pane of the bedroom’s double pane window. They also observed pry markings on the upper panel of the inside of the window.
Several items had been thrown around the bedroom, several drawers and closets were opened, the lights were on, and the victim’s safe showed signs of tampering.
Farmhill Cove (burglary)
The real estate agent for a property on Farmhill Cove arrived just before 2 p.m. Oct. 4 and found the front doorknobs and locks were broken and the refrigerator was missing.