Friday, January 22, 1999
Burglary on Baldwin Road
On Sunday afternoon, while residents relaxed after the storm was over and people strolled in the balmy weather, thieves broke into a Baldwin Road house and stole numerous items, including jewelry, a lap top computer and sterling silver.
John Petrie and his family left their house at 39 Baldwin Road at about 12:30 p.m. to go skiing. They took both cars, in case one of the children tired and needed to come home early. Petrie returned about 3:30 p.m. to discover that the house had been disturbed. He called the police, and according to Petrie, "They were there within two minutes."
Inspector Nancy Iosue, who is in charge of the burglary investigation, said that the police have lifted fingerprints inside the house. It was evident that someone had tried to jimmy the front door with a screwdriver before going around to the back and breaking a pane of glass to gain entry to the house through a back door. The son's school backpack was hanging near the door and was dumped on the floor. It was presumably used to carry the stolen objects since it, too, was taken. Over three hours worth of homework went out the door with the backpack, and the younger Petrie was left with the unenviable task of explaining to his teacher that he did not have his homework because a burglar had taken his backpack.
Inspector Iosue seeks information from any resident who observed someone around the house between 12:30 and 3:30 Sunday afternoon, or who saw a vehicle (other than the Petrie's blue Toyota or green Subaru wagon) near the house during those hours.
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