Air Compressor Larcenies
Coventry Police responded to three individual reports of money being stolen from gas station air compressors during the month of July.
- July 8 - Shell (642 Washington St.) $750 in quarters stolen.
- July 10 - Shell (866 Tiogue Ave.) $400 in quarters stolen and $1,500 to replace unit.
- July 17 - Cumberland Farms (436 Knotty Oak Rd.) $10 in quarters and $50 in damage to unit.
Note: None of the gas stations involved had surveillance cameras in the area of the air compressors.
Phillips Hill Road Larcenies
On July 18 at 8:45 a.m., an officer responded to a Phillips Hill Rd., residence for a larceny from a vehicle complaint. The complainant stated that sometime overnight, someone entered his unlocked car and threw items around, but did not take anything.
The complainant's son-in-law, also of Phillips Hill Rd., had been called at work by his wife and told that someone had gone through his unlocked truck overnight. Numerous items had been thrown on the floor, but again nothing had been taken.
The officer then spoke with the owners of a third Phillips Hill Rd., residence, who stated that that that their caravan and pickup truck had been broken into overnight and the only items stolen were electronic cigarettes and a black carrying case for them, valued at $50.
All complainants wished to press charges if a suspect is identified.
Extensive Jewelry Collection Stolen
On July 20 at 5:05 p.m., an officer responded to a Harkney Hill Rd. residence to investigate a breaking and entering that had happened within the last two hours.
The homeowner stated that he had been home all day until 2:30 p.m. when he took his daughter to the library. He stated that they arrived home around 5 p.m., five minutes after his wife had returned home. She asked where her jewelry box went and after searching with no luck, the husband found an open window with its screen on the floor, its damage valued at $100.
When the officer walked around the residence, he and the husband located a small drawer that belonged to the missing jewelry box.
The combined value of the stolen jewelry that included "Return to Tiffany" necklace and bracelet, pearls, a locket, earrings and costume jewelry was around $2,500.
Soccer Field House Garage Door Vandalism
An officer responded to Fish Hill Road Field on June 25 at 2:54 p.m. to investigate a vandalism to the Coventry Soccer Association's field house. The officer spoke with the president of the Association, who stated that when he left the field on July 23, it was fine.
During the investigation, the officer reported that the the suspect's vehicle drove approximately 15 feet before driving into the garage door. It appeared that the vehicle's bumper area had struck the lower half of the garage door, leaving a red paint transfer.
Garage Door Opener Goes Missing
On July 23, an officer was called to a Lucia Ct. home, where the resident stated that his unlocked vehicle was broken into during the night. He stated that the only item missing was a garage door opener.
The homeowner also mentioned that his his daughter had said she heard voices outside of the residence at 5 a.m. but he did not think much of it.
Barn Fire Causes Costly Repairs
At 10:20 p.m. on July 24, an officer responded to the area of Log Bridge Rd. to investigate two separate but closely-spaced structure fires. The resident reported that the barn located in the field across from her home was fully engulfed in flames. She also stated that she had been sitting outside on her porch about 15 minutes prior to the fire, but did not see anyone or anything suspicious.
Shortly after, the owner of the property arrived on scene and notified police and firemen that the barns were filled with hay and possibly some farm equipment. He also told police that he had not seen or heard anything suspicious in the area and he did not know who would have done it.
The structures and bails of hay were valued at $50,000.
Descriptions of all events are based solely on police officer reports provided to Patch by the .