The City of Dysart shop was broken into the night of October 10th. The perpetrator gained access to the building by breaking a window on the back side of the building, which is an area that is not easily seen from Wilson Street. An estimated $2,000 worth of saws, a harness, and coils of water lines were stolen.
The broken window has since been boarded up and secured to eliminate any future break-ins. All other windows in the building are well lit and exposed on Wilson Street. The break-in was reported to the Dysart Police Department.
Similar items were taken from the Church of Promise in Buckingham during a recent break-in at the new building construction site. An estimated $1,800 worth of tools were taken in addition to 1,300 feet of copper wire. The tools were the property of Daryl Abbott, who is spending his time volunteering by building the new structure.
"We're not the only ones this has happened to around here, so we don't feel singled out. We are just sad that someone had to steal from a church," stated Abbott.
Mayor Thiele is certain that Dysart is safe and secure. Law enforcement is always ready and on hand if needed.
"I feel confident in the police services provided to the town. This year we increased the police force to include two full time officers. We have a quality police force and have a good working relationship with the Sherriff's department," said Thiele.
"I urge the public to contact the police non-emergency line if they see suspicious behavior that may not be worthy of a 911 call," said Mayor Thiele.
If anyone has information regarding the recent burglaries, they are also encouraged to contact law enforcement. The non-emergency line for the Dysart Police Department is 476-4010.