Sheriff’s deputies were called to a residence in the 4500 block of South Park Lane after the owner, a 51-year-old man, returned from a two-week vacation to discover that his home had been burglarized.
When the victim returned home the evening of New Year’s Day his front door was ajar and a bedroom light was on.
Police said someone had broken in through the side door of an attached garage.
A deadbolt lock had been ripped from the door between the garage and the house and was found on the garage floor.
The victim told police that two credit cards and a watch valued at $200 were missing from his house.
Fire ignited in Luna’s storage area
Someone walked into a garage used to store supplies for Luna’s restaurant, 57th and Perry, and started a small fire last Sunday night.
Nothing was reported missing from the garage, but the intruder used newspaper and kindling found in garage to light the fire.
The owner called police around 8 p.m. on Sunday after extinguishing the fire.
Entry apparently was gained through the rear garage door.
Sheriff’s deputies reported that the fire caused little or no damage.
Thief takes metal cutter, welder
A homeowner in the 14300 block of South Clear Lake Road , near Medical Lake, told sheriff’s deputies last Thursday that someone had stolen his “plasma cutter.”
The $1,500 device uses heat and electricity to cut sheet metal.
The 34-year-old resident told police that someone had also taken an $800 electric welder from his unlocked home sometime between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. that day.