Burglars make off with liquor, PlayStations, boots and more from a makeshift LRPD property storage facility.
|LRPD Cop Matthew Smith made the discovery of the break-in|
On March 14th at approximately 10:42 AM, LRPD cop Matthew Smith was making a scheduled property check of the LRPD Hanger building at 11400 Ironton Cut-Off Road. Upon arriving at the front gate a little ways off the road, he found that a portion of the chain link fence was cut away and pulled aside. A check of the buildings revealed a large hole had been cut into the exterior of one of the buildings and that property stored inside had been taken.
The burglars made off with a good amount of property being stored as evidence.
Lots of booze, boots and PlayStation video game consoles.
That city owned area is mostly used by LR Public Works for sanitation related purposes.
That is where LRPD once kept a helicopter, before they crashed it back in 2018.
KARK/Fox16 reporter Mitch McCoy got a surprised reaction from the mayor when he asked him about an update on the burglary. Newly appointed Assistant Chief Heath Helton was motion at by the LRPD chief to give a response.
As the LRPD video from their 2018 helicopter crash shows, they have security cameras at that site. We will request those once their investigation is over.
Here's the full LRPD incident report.