Ripley daylight burglary under investigation

By Hank Wiesner/Southern Sentinel

RIPLEY — Ripley Police Chief Scott White is asking anyone with information about a Thursday, Sept. 29 daylight burglary that netted jewelry, guns and electronic equipment to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-773-TIPS.

Crime Stoppers pays cash for information that helps break cases.

Police Investigator Scott Watson said a house on 747 West Cooper was broken into between noon and 130 p.m. while no one was home. He said one homeowner was at work, while the other had left for about 90 minutes to run errands.

The following items were taken: A Sanyo 26 inch flat screen TV, a VCR, a PSE bow and arrow, a Nikon range finder in a case, 15-25 DVD movies, a box full of various new and old knives, a shoebox full of baseball cards, jewelry, a Gameo air rifle, a Browning 30-06 rifle with a Nikon Monarch scope, and a Browning .243 rifle with a Nikon Monarch scope.

In other Ripley police news:

Sunday night, Sept. 25 or before dawn Monday, Sept. 26, someone broke into a truck at Roscoe Auto Sales, 1805 City Ave N., and stole a Garmin GPS.

A bag of vehicle keys is believed to have been stolen from the owner’s residence in the Buena Vista area of the county. Further details of the county case weren’t available Monday.

In other law enforcement news:

Tippah authorities are investigating a Thursday night fire that destroyed an unoccupied house on County Road 314.

Falkner and Three Forks firefighters fought the blaze.

Deputies said the cause and origin of the fires are undetermined. No one was living in the house at the time, and there was no power to it. The structure was uninsured, authorities said.

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