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Appliances, power stolen from home on Fourth St.

by Dave Kinnamon
Landmark assistant editor

A Platte City resident reported to police on Friday that someone broke into a house he owns and stole a washing machine and dryer.

The resident also told police that someone has been breaking into the home and “repeatedly stealing electrical power.”

According to a Platte City police department incident report, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1000 block of Fourth St. at about 11:40 a.m. on Friday regarding a burglary.

Upon arrival at the residence, the officers met with the complainant who reported to them that an unknown suspect had forced entry at two different locations, which the complainant showed the officers.

“There were two different windows that had been broken out to gain access to latch locks which hold the windows shut,” the incident report states.

The complainant also pointed the officers to an electrical extension cord running from a separate residence in the same block, along the ground and into an outlet inside the burglarized residence, which has been unoccupied.

The complainant also owns the home where the extension cord originates, the incident report states. He rents the home to two individuals, he reported to police.

The complainant reported that the electric service provider had shut off service to the rented residence he owns and he suspects that the renters have been stealing electricity at the unoccupied house next door.

The complainant reported that the stolen washer and dryer were nearly brand new and were valued at about $800.

The complainant did not yet know the value of the stolen electricity.

The investigation continues.



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