Police reported recovering bloody boxes that may offer leads in the investigation of a Wednesday morning burglary that netted approximately $1,300 in nickels.
Police were called to a shop at 605 SW E Wednesday morning after the 47-year-old owner arrived around 7:30 a.m. to find he'd been burglarized. It appears that entry was made through an already busted window and once inside, 17 boxes filled with 5-cent pieces were taken, according to the report.
A short while later, LPD Officer Tamera Alexander said she saw the looted boxes stashed in the corner of a carport at 411 SW 6th. Police recovered the empty boxes and reported there was blood on them. Fingerprints were collected and investigators plan to conduct DNA testing on the blood, according to the report.
Surplus City of Lawton equipment awaiting auction was reported stolen overnight Tuesday.
LPD Sgt. Don Pestun said he was called Wednesday morning to City of Lawton Equipment Maintenance, 2215 SW 3rd, after the equipment was noticed missing. Among the stolen items was a Brayhill ballfield finisher, two Poulan push mowers and a Honda pushmower.
Pestun noted the equipment was most likely taken for its scrap value.
Scuba gear stolen
A boat owner reported finding his vessel vandalized and scuba gear stolen while in storage.
The 31-year-old boat owner said that sometime between Feb. 2 and Saturday, his 23-feet long, 2000 model Chaparral Sunesta deck boat had been vandalized while stored in the outdoor, fenced area at Dalston Storage Facility, 2311 E. Lee. There was $2,500 worth of damage reported to the boat's fuel, the tank, lines and filters.