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41 storage units forcibly entered at Deer Run Apartments

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Multiple storage units at the Deer Run apartment complex at 111 W. Taylor St. were forcibly entered on Saturday, Chesterton Police said.

According to police, at 3:20 a.m. a resident discovered that several storage units on the second floor had been entered and the room left in disarray. Further investigation determined that a total of 41 storage units had been broken into as well as an office.

It’s unclear when exactly the entries occurred but a resident reported hearing a door slam around 1:30 a.m., although it “didn’t appear to be out of the ordinary,” police said.

Removed from the office were $22 in petty cash, 10 laundry cards, and two computer monitors.

At the time of the report three residents had determined that the following items had been stolen from their units: a Dewalt cordless drill and 15 bits; a Stanley crow bar; two generic crow bars; two empty Protégé suitcases; a Martin acoustic guitar in a green case; and a Peavy amplifier.

Total damage and loss at the time of the report, police said: $5,332.

A pry bar appears to have been used to enter the storage units, police said.

A maintenance worker indicated, meanwhile, that none of the exterior doors seems to have been “tampered with.”


Posted 2/25/2013