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
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.”