burglaries hit northern Platte County
There were approximately five burglaries in northern
Platte County last week, authorities with the Platte County
Sheriff's Department said this week.
Shelle Browning, spokesperson for the sheriff's department,
said she had information on two of the burglaries. Reports
on the other burglaries were not yet available, she said.
At least three of the five burglaries took place on Wednesday,
The residence of Doug Barton, Hwy. E, Camden Point, was
burglarized that day between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Entry
was gained by breaking the glass in a rear door.
The house had been ransacked and items reported missing
included a camera, jewelry, a camcorder, three rifles,
a shotgun and a scope, along with the keys to an all-terrain
Also entered that day was the home of John E. Homan on
East Ridgely Road. The home was entered between 5:30 a.m.
and 7:15 a.m. while Homan was asleep inside. His wife
had left for work around 5:30 a.m. Some drawers had been
gone through and a jar of change containing a small amount
of money was the only item reported missing, Browning
said. The doors to the residence were not locked.
Also burglarized the same day was the home of Bill Hankins
on Elm Grove Road in northern Platte County. Hankins,
who does some reporting and photography for The Landmark,
and his wife were working in a barn on their property
when the burglary occurred. The house was ransacked and
items missing included a purse/wallet.
Browning said she is still waiting for an official incident
report on the Hankins' burglary, as well as two other