The calls came in to Grayville Police Department early on Aug. 7 that break-ins had occurred.

Police Chief Roy Mann informed The Navigator that three cars had be broken into throughout the night spanning Aug. 6 and Aug. 7.

“A call came in around 6:45 a.m. from 228 W. Plum Street stating that a car had been a broken into. Brandon Johnson, the car’s owner, reported that his car had been rummaged through and an unknown amount of loose change and a pack of cigarettes had been taken from his car.”

Chief Mann stated that Johnson only discovered the break-in when he went outside to leave for work. An hour after receiving the call from Johnson, another Grayville citizen reported a break-in.

“Another call came in around 7:45 a.m. from 216 N. Third Street, Apartment B. Jaida Burls reported that her and Josh Domingue’s vehicles were both rummaged through.”

Once again, the target of the thief was an unknown amount of loose change.

“They estimate that anywhere from $5–$15 could have been taken. That’s all they have noticed has been taken.”

Mann explained that the reason these break-ins went undiscovered until daybreak is due to the fact that these vehicles “were not broken into through forced entry; all of the vehicles were unlocked.”

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