Possible burglary attempts reported to police Monday

By BRUCE ALSOBROOK | News-Telegram Managing Editor

June 26, 2007 - Sulphur Springs police took three reports of possible burglary attempts Monday, all within about eight blocks of each other.

Early Monday morning, police received a report o a possible burglary attempt at Cocina Maria in the 200 block of College Street. Sometime early Monday morning, someone damaged the front door glass to the tune of $300, as well as causing another $300 damage to the door frame.

There's reason to believe the incident is not a case of vandalism, however. The glass was not completely broken out, but was isolated to a hole near the lock on the door. Entry was apparently not gained to the building, however, and nothing was reported missing.

Another apparent break-in was reported at 4:49 a.m. at Hopkins County Food Locker, about a block away from Cocina Maria on Putman Street. The owner's father had arrived at the business early Monday and saw several soft drink cans laying in front of a window. He then realized the window had been broken out and called police.

According to reports, the burglar or burglars entered the building but nothing was noticed missing. A wooden door inside the structure had been damaged, however, indicating whoever did the breaking and entering also tried to access another part of the building.

A third possible burglary attempt at the Star Country radio station on Gilmer Street. A radio station employee arrived at the broadcast facility in the 900 block of Gilmer Street about 3 a.m. to find that the front door wouldn't unlock. Closer inspection later revealed that someone apparently tried to unlock the door with a key, part of which was found broken off inside the lock. As with the other two incidents, nothing appeared to be missing.

Police have no suspects in any of the incidents.

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