Thieves strike

I don't know if thieves are smart enough to read this or if they are too busy breaking in homes to read anything. They must be too lazy to earn money to buy their own TVs and everything else they steal.

My home got broken into this past Tuesday in broad daylight. I arrived home with my kids at 3 p.m. to find my wellhouse door kicked in and my dogs out free because the thieves let my dogs out of the fence. My home is in the open and people drive by a lot, either on Outlook Road or the highway. There must be someone out there who saw something, a vehicle, someone tearing the fence apart, kicking in the wellhouse door?

I'm a foster parent. It was a fearful situation for my 9-year-old boy, the two young girls and myself, waiting at the car afraid they could still be in the house.

The dispatcher at the Sheriff's office kept me on my cell phone until the officers arrived. They were here within three minutes. These foster children have been through enough in their lives. They were so scared as we kept hidden behind the car while the officers searched my home.

The thieves took my boy's computer, TVs and other things.

There are thieves who live down the road and if they are the ones who did this, if they are smart enough to know anything, then they know there are kids here. There had to see the foster care license on the wall as they went into the kids' rooms.

Like my 9-year-old granddaughter told me on the phone, whoever they are, she said, "Should get a life, get a job, get your own stuff—you know, pay for it."

If anyone saw anything Tuesday, April 5, before 3 p.m., please let me know.

Thank you to the Sheriff's Department.

/s/ Debbie Skinner, Sunnyside


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