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Grandview police only dealing with handful of holiday thefts

GRANDVIEW - A piece of heavy equipment, a car and a video game system were stolen from Grandview area homes and businesses during this holiday season.

Grandview Police Detective Mark Ware Monday morning said the local police department received a report from Anderson Equipment on the 600 block of East Wine Country Road in Grandview that a piece of heavy equipment had been stolen.

Ware said it looked like the chain had been cut on the gate to a fenced area used to store equipment, and a dual axle trailer with a crawler on it was missing. He said the crawler is reported as being approximately four feet in length with a track and a small snow blade.

"It looks like they just backed up to it and drove it away," Ware said.

According to Ware, the crawler was last seen on Dec. 23. The burglary is currently under investigation.

Monday afternoon, the police department received a report that a 1990 Eagle Talon had been stolen from the 300 block of Ash Street. Ware said the reporting party had been away from home for three days and came back Monday to find that his car was missing.

Ware said although the reporting party had been gone, his parents were home and hadn't realized the vehicle was gone. He added that there was no broken glass found at the scene and all of the keys were accounted for.

Finally, Ware said Monday afternoon the police department received a report that a video game system had been stolen from a home in the 400 block of Birch Street. He said there were no signs of forced entry, but an X-Box video game system and several games were missing.

Both the vehicle theft and the missing video game system are under investigation.

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