Nine guns, jewelry, money taken in break-in at home

July 11, 1996

Someone broke into a Pasadena home Tuesday and stole nine guns, a camcorder, a diamond ring, a camera and cash, county police said.

Charles Leonard Nale, 61, of the 4000 block of Belle of Georgia Ave. called police shortly after 5 p.m. to report the burglary.

Police said the culprit broke the glass panel on a rear basement door, covered the bottom sill of the door with a throw rug, and crawled through the opening.

The house was ransacked, police said. The missing weapons were handguns and shotguns.

Neighbors told police they saw two boys, both about 15, walking along Nale's fence line, adjacent to Elizabeth Road, about 12: 30 p.m.

Another neighbor told police he saw a black car parked near the fence during the day, police said.

Thief takes police items from officer's vehicle

Someone broke into a county police officer's Jeep while it was parked in front of his Pasadena home Tuesday and stole a bag containing citation books and other police equipment, county police said.

pTC Northern District Officer Jeffrey B. Morgan called police to his house about 12: 30 p.m. after he noticed a gym bag that contained police equipment was missing from his 1995 Jeep. The thief got in by unzipping a window on the convertible top, police said.

Morgan said he checked on the vehicle just after midnight Tuesday when he walked his dog. When he went to the truck at noon, the equipment bag was missing.

Two citation books, law books, a traffic vest, a clipboard and a key chain were inside the bag, the officer said. He did not know the value of the items.

Pub Date: 7/11/96

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