The theft of tools and equipment from three Front Street, Millwood locations recently may be the work of the same suspect or suspects.


 The theft of tools and equipment from three Front Street, Millwood locations recently may be the work of the same suspect or suspects.
Everett Flesher of 147 Front Street, Millwood, reported to Cpl. Roger Rhodes of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department on October 9  that his outbuilding had been entered by prying off the hasp.
Stoolen were some $845 in tools and equipment including a reciprocating saw, cordless drill, drill bit set, impact wrench, 250 feet of 12/2 electrical wiring, 50 feet of 10/2 electrical wiring, an unknown quantity of loose wiring, a paint gun in a case with filters, a tap & die set and a four-inch angle grinder.
On October 8, Douglas Merical of 98 Front Street, Millwood, reported that tools worth $600 had been stolen from an old house he uses for storage.
Entry was gained by pushing  in a window air conditioner. Copper wire and tubing were found outside that did not belong to Merical.
Neighbor Brooks Flesher  reported seeing a man in a black hooded sweatshirt prowling around the Front Street area.
Flesher said he saw a cigarette lighter going on and off in the old hosue used for storage by Doug Merical. He heard the sound of tools clanging together and went outside his house with a flashlight. He said he saw the man run away.
A weedeater, drill, saw and other tools were found hidden in the Weeds nearby.
The wire and tubing found belonged to Brooks Flesher and had been stolen from his outbuilding which had been entered by prying off the lock.
Yet another break-in to an outbuilding was reported to Deputy Gary Baldwin on Oct. 9 by Shawna Tribett of Front Street, Millwood.
Tribett reported some $500 worth of item stolen including a gas can containing some two gallons of gasoline, four Zebco fishing reels, a tackle box and contents, a Briggs & Stratton push lawnmower, string trimmer and two aluminum wheels.