On Feb. 27, The Early Police Department investigated the burglary of a storage building in the 1000 block of Early Boulevard where the suspects gained entry by removing the lock, then completely emptied the storage unit once inside, according to Mercer.
Chief Mercer explained that the burglary occurred sometime between Feb. 19 and Feb. 27 and that several of the items were large, indicating that at least two people were involved in the crime.
Chief Mercer says some of the items stolen included a mustard colored leather and cloth sofa, a recliner, an Ashley wood carved dresser, a hutch with a lion head pulls, antique coffee tables, a blue wooden book case, a twin-size pine and iron bed, a boar hog skull mounted on wood plaque, a cowhide rug, western paintings, 1925 Kelly spurs, Campbell handmade spurs, leather chaps, a Bryar bit, a large baseball collection, a Maytag stainless steel side by side refrigerator, Maytag white washer and dryer set, a 30" flat screen LCD TV, a Fender Electric Guitar in black and white case, a size acoustic fender guitar, a Toshiba laptop, a Dell laptop and a compound bow (with case, bag and arrows) plus several other items.
The total value estimated on all of these items was approximately $22,000.
Anyone with any information or that may have seen someone loading items is asked to call the Early Police Department at 325-646-5322 or Crime Stoppers.