CRIME BRIEFS: Police seek clues in burglary case

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As of Feb. 12, 2013, police have not charged any suspects in connection with the burglary of a commercially owned house that is located in the 1500 block of Greenland Drive (marked above) in Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Map courtesy of Google Maps Inc.)
Detectives are trying to determine whether four people who were seen outside of a Greenland Drive house Friday are responsible for stealing more than $13,500 worth of items and causing a massive amount of damage to the property.

An employee of Robert W. Agee Inc., which owns the property, reported the incident Sunday after noticing the front door was open while driving past the house, located in the 1500 block of Greenland Drive near Old Lascassas Road, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.

When the woman stopped to check on it, she discovered the place had been ransacked and many items appeared to be missing. In addition, more than $2,000 worth of windows and doors were damaged during the burglary.

Among the items listed as stolen in the report include a gas heater, cast iron bathtub, washing machine, copper piping, a 50-inch television and entertainment center, as well as an antique cloth sofa.

Witnesses reported seeing three men and a woman coming in and out of the house two days earlier, and when detectives canvassed the back yard, they found fresh tire and mud tracks that seemed to confirm those accounts.

The suspects are described as three white males and one white female, all of who were last seen leaving the area in a white, older-model truck.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 615-893-7867.

Several racial slurs keyed into car

A 26-year-old Caucasian man reported Sunday that an unknown number of suspects keyed numerous profanities and racial slurs all over his car while it was parked outside his residence at St. Andrews Apartments.

The man told officers he went to sleep about 2 a.m. and discovered the damage to his car, parked in the 900 block of Saint Andrews Drive, when he woke up later that morning, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.

Due to the fact that he is white and the messages were anti-black in nature, the man told police he had no idea who would have keyed his 2008 red Chevrolet crossover vehicle, which sustained more than $500 worth of damage in the incident.

Officers were unable to locate any possible witnesses while collecting evidence at the scene, and a possible suspect has not yet been identified.

Yard vandalized in north Murfreesboro

A woman discovered Sunday morning that an unknown number of suspects damaged the driveway and front yard of her home, located near the intersection of Osborne Lane and Kedzie Drive in north Murfreesboro.

The incident occurred some time between Friday night and dawn Sunday in the 1000 block of Osborne Lane, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.

Based on the evidence at the scene, police believe the suspects spun the tires of a vehicle on the concrete driveway before speeding into the front yard and repeating the same maneuver, which resulted in roughly $500 worth of damage.

Although she was unsure of who would have vandalized her property, the 34-year-old woman told police that she has recently had some issues with a few unruly juveniles who live in the area.

When police made contact with the mother of one of the teenage boys, she insisted that her son was not involved in the incident.

As of Tuesday, no one had been arrested or charged in connection with the vandalism, and the matter remains under investigation.

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