Reward offered

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 13, 2009

By Billy Davis

The Batesville Police Department is offering a reward for information leading to the arrests of the burglar who went room to room in a home at 115 Field Street left with diamond earrings, a flat-screen television, and a piggy bank.

The break-in was reported to police on Wednesday by homeowner Ethel Clark, according to a police report. Clark was not home when the thief gained entry through the back door.

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Clark told police that a TV, DVD recorder, VCR, and a digital camera were taken from a dining area in the home. A flat-screen TV and two pairs of diamond earrings were taken from a bedroom.

In a second bedroom, the burglar found the piggy bank and about $200 inside it.

None of the items have been recovered and police are seeking help in the case, said Batesville Police Detective Paul Shivers.

If the items have been pawned, it’s too soon to know where they were received, he said.

“It takes from a week to 10 days for the items to pop up on the computer,” said Shivers, referring to guidelines in place for pawned goods.

The Batesville detective described Clark as a “very nice lady” who is well liked in the Batesville community.

“There’s no doubt a lady like Mrs. Clark is going to heaven,” said Shivers. “Whoever broke into her house, I know where they’re going, too.”

The electronics that were taken include a 24-inch RCA TV, Magnavox VCR/DVD player, Sony Bravia flat-screen TV, Polaroid i534 digital camera, and a Panasonic DVD recorder.

The Batesville Police Department can be reached at 563-5653.