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Archive for Monday, November 26, 2001

Briefs

November 26, 2001

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Thief takes fares from city buses

Faulty overhead garage doors may have allowed a thief access to nearly a dozen Lawrence Bus Co. buses and the cash inside them.

Sometime between Wednesday evening and Saturday morning, an unknown suspect entered the company's garage at 901 Del. and took fare boxes from 11 buses, Lawrence Police Sgt. Dave Hubbel said.

Employees told police that a few of the garage's doors don't work as well as others they sometimes appear to be locked when they're not, Hubbel said.

The fare boxes themselves were valued at $8,800, and employees estimated they contained about $2,000 cash. Only certain people are authorized to handle the money, and it was left in the boxes during the holiday, Hubbel said.

Police have no suspects, he said, and it's hard to tell exactly how the suspect got inside the building.

McLouth school board schedules special meeting

The McLouth school board will have a special meeting Tuesday to discuss several items that are new business.

The agenda includes discussing new roof bids, replacing a heating unit and a proposal for early dismissal at the high school.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the district office, 217 Summit, McLouth.

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