College Station Residents Tired of Crime

By: Ashlea Sigman Email
By: Ashlea Sigman Email

College Station Police were on scene Wednesday when a home on Cross Timbers Drive was burglarized.

After thieves kicked in the door, they stole two flat screens, a desktop computer, a bottle of liquor, an iPod, a gaming system, and other electronics.

Down the street, Vanessa Loftis-Peavy could relate. About two weeks ago she had the exact same items taken.

"Nobody was home, obviously there no cars in the driveway and all the lights were off," said Loftis-Peavy.

Vanessa's three pups were at a sitter. When she returned home, not only were her living room electronics missing but her bedroom had been ransacked.

"They knocked my bed everywhere, threw it off the frame and searched underneath," said Loftis-Peavy.

She says the burglars broke her dresser in the process of going through her clothes.

Then cleaned out her jewelry box.

"My dad's wedding ring, of course that was kinda sad," said Loftis-Peavy.

Vanessa's father passed away when she was eight. While there are some things she can't put a price on, Loftis-Peavy says she was missing over $6,000 worth of items.

"Its stuff you work hard to get. Just to have somebody take it from you is kinda rude," said Loftis-Peavy.

College Station police say they are putting additional patrols in the area, and have made some recent arrests.

"Subsequent to those arrests we recovered a lot of property," said Lieutenant Rodney Sigler with the College Station Police Department.

Among the property recovered, was one of Loftis-Peavy's plasma televisions. She got it back Wednesday.

College Station police are still investigating the home and auto burglaries in the area around Cross Timbers Drive.

Police say 45 homes were burglarized in College Station in the last 30 days which is an eight percent increase from this time last year.

They say across the city, car burglaries are down 10% from this time last year.

Building burglaries are up 52%. Police say they've seen 33 between July 27 and August 27.

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