Monday, July 6, 2009

Lumber stolen, truck robbed, in series of thefts

This story was published by The Ypsilanti Daily Press on Friday, July 6, 1934.

Local officers were asked to investigate a series of thefts Thursday.

State police in the evening recovered 150 radio tubes which had been stolen from a truck in transit early Thursday morning. The three cartons of tubes were found at the side of the highway on Michigan Ave. near the intersection of Haggerty Rd.

The depredation occurred early Thursday morning. The truck driver left Detroit at 2:40 a. m. for Jackson and did not discover that the covering over the load had been slit and the goods stolen, until he had reached his destination.

Eleven other cartons of tubes, a moving picture machine and several electric refrigerator parts which were taken at the same time were not recovered.

A representative from the Jackson manufacturing concern, to which the tubes were addressed, was at the local post this morning and claimed the property.

City police officers Thursday were asked to investigate theft of lumber valued at $400 from Walter B. Orr, 310 N. Grove St. The missing materials consist of 4x4’s, 2x4’s and 1x6’s used for construction of forms.

It had been piled against a metal garage at the rear of Moorman’s warehouse, Water St.

Mr. Orr informed officers that the lumber was removed Saturday morning.

Miss Dorothea Edwards, 119 College Pl., Thursday evening left her purse in a parked car near Congress St. and when she returned discovered that someone had opened and rifled it of $2.50 and a green fountain pen.

Officers have been asked to investigate.

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