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Dec 14, 2016

Police Catch Burglars Removing Loot from Lake Gardens Home

A residence in the Lake Gardens community in Ladyville was burglarized by thieves this morning.  Sometime around ten-thirty, Ladyville police were summoned to an isolated area where they discovered that a home had been broken into by burglars.  The men reportedly gained access through the rear of the building by prying open its backdoor.  But, they weren’t able to clean out the house as they may have intended to.  While police were unable to catch the thieves in the act, they were able to prevent them from making off with an assortment of household items that were already lined up near the backdoor.  It is believed that the owner of the property may have been away at work at the time of the break-in.  The foiled burglary, according to Assistant Superintendent Juanito Cocom, Officer Commanding Ladyville Police, the foiled burglary was the result of vigilant neighbors alerting the police department.


Juanito Cocom

ASP Juanito Cocom, O.C., Ladyville Police

“We have just returned from a distress call that was made, that a burglary was in progress in the Lake Gardens area.  That would be the extreme end of the Lake Gardens area.  We responded, however, at the time of our response the culprits had already left the area.  However, apparently some of their looting was left on the premises.  At least we managed to deal with that, to deter that part.  We made runs within the general area, it’s a very vast bushy area where it’s muddy as well and we found some paraphernalia that these guys used to break into the area.”



“What time did you guys get the call?”


ASP Juanito Cocom

“We got the call at approximately 10:36 a.m.”



“And this is at a residence in the area.”


ASP Juanito Cocom

“The Lake Gardens area, that’s a segregated area by the towers.”



“How many miles would that be?”


ASP Juanito Cocom

“Approximately about two miles from here.”


Edward Broaster


“How did they gain access into the residence.  They pried open one of the backdoors not burglar barred.  At this time what I can say is that the owner of the house has not come in to, I believe she works somewhere out of the area and she has already been summoned but she has not come in to ascertain what all has been missing from the residence.”


ACP Edward Broaster, Regional Commander, Rural Eastern Division

“I must say that we had a patrol responding initially to the burglary but they lost their tie-rod end, so they were disabled hence the reason why we responded.  The burglars apparently had gas tanks and fans lined up at the backdoor.  Apparently they went with other items already but because of the alertness of neighbors in the area, hence the reason why we were alerted to the burglary in progress.”


The owner of the property is expected to make an official police report concerning the items stolen from the residence.

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