Police Ask for Public's Help After Rash of Burglaries
Jeff Garretson - Wed 11:42 AM 01/16/2013
A spike in burglaries at Salina businesses prompts police to ask for help from the public.
Lt. Scott Siemsen tells KSAL News that Crimestoppers is offering the maximum reward of $1,000 for information that leads to a conviction - in connection to a string of 31 business burglaries that date back to September of 2012.
"The majority of burglaries have occurred in an area bound by Crawford Street, Ohio, Front and Iron," Lt. Siemsen said.
He noted that some break-ins have occurred in south Salina as well.
"We do believe at least a majority of these cases, if not all of them are connected."
Lt. Siemsen says that medical practices and insurance providers make up a core of the businesses hit.
Police calculate that over the past four months, the loss and damage from 31 break-ins and seven attempted burglaries has cost local businesses over $54,000.
If you have any information concerning who committed these crimes, call Crimestoppers at 825-TIPS, text SATIPS to CRIMES (274637), or visit Salina Police Department online at www.pd.salina.org and follow Crimestoppers link to submit a web tip.
You may receive a cash reward of $1,000 and you are not required to give your name.