Computers Swiped From Church School
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Cannon County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an apparent burglary at a local church school.

Deputies Brandon Gullett and Mike Smith were dispatched to 1434 Hollow Springs Rd. on Jan. 30 following a report of a break-in. Upon arrival they were met by Joan Zollinger, who told them that several items were missing from the Woodbury Seventh Day Adventist School located there.

Zollinger advised Deputy Gullett she had worked as a teacher at the school for 20 years and has had many students and visitors there during that timeframe.

Zollinger escorted Deputy Gullett into the school and showed him a location where the rear window was cracked open. Deputy Gullett observed two books were propped up against the window along with a kaleidoscope sitting on the window ledge and a large bookshelf sitting in front of the window.

Deputy Gullett was taken to the rear of the building and he observed several pods which are used to house computers. He was advised that a total of seven Hewlett Packard desktop computers were missing from the pods. The deputy attempted to lift fingerprints from all seven of the pods but was unable to obtain any usable ones from the wooden surface.

Zolliner advised Deputy Gullett that the rear door of the school was unlocked when she arrived. She also advised that a boom box stereo system and a Verizon Wireless phone which she had left at the school to charge were also missing.

Zollinger provided Deputy Gullett with the serial numbers of two of the missing computers.

Deputy Smith advised he found some footprints outside the school and it appeared the tracks were headed toward the front of the school, which Deputy Gullett photographed.

The case is being investigated by the CCSD. Anyone with information should call 563-1000.


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