BPD: Damage reported after Sunday evening break-in
By John Howell
Batesville officers investigated a Sunday evening break-in that appeared to have targeted the householder for vandalism rather than theft.
When the Boyd Street resident first contacted police, she was unsure whether the suspect might still be inside the house, according to the report of BPD patrolman Zach White, who responded with other officers.
“She entered the house at 7:48 p.m. from the side door where she noticed the door kicked in,” White’s report states. “She then entered further to find the stoves inside were damaged. She stated as she entered further she believed a light turned on so she ran from the house and call 911.”
Damage included broken windows on a Samsung oven and on a Kitchen Aide Over/Under. No items had been determined to be missing at the time the report was written. Family members told BPD detective Justin Maples that the damage was consistent with earlier damage caused by a person they know.