By Kyle Lovern
Members of the Williamson Police Department are investigating a recent burglary attempt at Hurley Drug located on Logan Street downtown.
Sgt. John Hall answered a 911 dispatch call to the drug store at around 3:30 a.m. because something activated the alarm system.
When Hall arrived on the scene, he saw the glass had been broken in the door of the Third Avenue side of the business. After entering the store to see if the culprits were inside, he called 911 to ask them to contact the key holder of the store to come out and check to see if anything was missing.
Nick and Charlotte Maroudas, co-owners of the drug store, came to the scene and found that everything was OK. Apparently the alarm scared the burglars away.
When Hall returned to his police cruiser, he noticed that the low-pressure light was on, indicating that his tire(s) could be going flat and that the vehicle was making a noise. After getting the cruiser towed back to the police station, Hall noticed that the tires on four of the other cruisers were flat. He also saw that the tires on three private vehicles were flat.
Officers believe the culprits in the Hurley burglary attempt could have tampered with the vehicles at the police station.
Police Chief Barry Blair concurred with the theory that those involved in the possible theft at the drug store might be responsible for the vandalism of the cruisers and private vehicles.
The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information about the two incidents, they are asked to contact police at 304-235-2570.
Kyle Lovern is sports editor of the Daily News. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 304-235-4242, ext. 33, or on Twitter @KyleLovern.