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Homeowner interrupts Halloween burglary, costume jewelry stolen

An afternoon burglary attempt on Halloween was interrupted by the homeowner after he came home and saw a weathered car with Texas plates parked in his driveway.

The man came home at 4:15 p.m. and saw a white Chevrolet Impala that he told police was “beat up.” He tried to block the Impala with his own truck, then walked to the back of the home.

As he entered the back door, he heard a vehicle leaving his driveway. By the time he reached the front of the home, the Impala was gone. The burglar had driven over the lawn to get past the homeowner’s truck and turned onto Hoyt Street proceeding in an unknown direction, police said.

The homeowner never saw the burglar, who police said bolted through the front door. It is uncertain how the burglars entered the home, as there were no signs of forced entry, police said.

The burglar went through dresser drawers in the master bedroom and one of the children’s bedrooms. The thief removed a jewelry box from the master bedroom dresser and left it on the bed with most of its contents removed. Taken was an undetermined amount of what police said appears to be primarily costume jewelry.

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