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Rash of break-ins reported in Howe

At least three homes on Third Street in Howe were broken into recently, according to reports from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department.

The first report was for a break-in that happened between July 17 and 20 at 607 3rd St. Several items were taken and the home was ransacked. The detached garage was also broken into. Over $6,000 in items were taken.

A second report filed July 19 noted that a garage at 403 3rd St. was broken into sometime overnight, with two handguns and cash stolen from a vehicle that was parked in the garage.

While investigating the break-in at 607 3rd St. on July 20, a deputy found a neighboring home at 609 3rd St. had a rear door open. The house was checked and was found to have been ransacked on the inside. The owner was located and did not find any items missing. However, the owner’s cat was found to have been beaten to death.

Anyone with information regarding these crimes is asked to call Deputy Randy Mellinger at the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department, 463-7491