Local Pawn Shop helps Recover Stolen Items

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Updated: 4/30/2013 10:57 pm
        This last week Bonneville County Sheriff's Office says there was an increase in burglaries.  One victim called police after noticing that someone had stolen his and his wife's set of golf clubs.  His were recovered though thanks to one "Crime Fighting" pawn shop. Summer Joy looked into the story and she spoke with Captain Hulse about burglary prevention.    

        This is the last sound that you want to hear from your car, especially if you valuable things located inside.

        "We are going to see an increase in burglaries as spring time comes into the summer months when it is warmer outside, people are generally out moving around more and that is when we do see an increase particularly in vehicle burglaries, " said Captain Hulse

        The clubs, valued around $17 hundred dollars, were stolen from the owners vehicle in the 500 block of Meppen on Sunday morning.

        Monday afternoon, Grammy's Pawn on Lomax in Idaho Falls called police reporting they had found the clubs.

        "I asked him where they came from, I asked him whether he knew if they were stolen or not, and I then contacted the owner. I called him at work and I asked for more detail and he read me a serial number of one of his clubs over the telephone. I then asked the man to stand here and wait for the police department to show up," said Kenny Nield, the Owner of Grammy's Pawn.

        The owners say they keep written and electronic copies of every sale, along with Photo ID's, serial numbers on products, and a description.

        "If something disappears that you think may be coming this direction let us know so we can do our part," added Nield.

        They said they receive calls about twice a month concerning stolen property, their piece of advice is to write down serial numbers on your valuable items or make a mark on it so that if it does come to their shop they can let you know.          

        Captain Hulse says the best way to prevent burglary, is to have a neighborhood watch, keep lights on in the evening, take things of value out of your car, and remember to lock your doors and keep the windows up.

        "Realize that it is summer time and there is going to be more activity out in the neighborhood,  make sure you're out doing your part to watch out for your neighborhood and notify law enforcement if you see specious activity and choose to get involved in your community and neighborhood watch program. I think those things can be very valuable to help protect our community from crime," added Captain Hulse.

        Idaho falls police arrested Jeremy Brian Marsden and booked him into the Bonneville County Jail.
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