689-5555, 689-5558 or 689-5000 or
934-3131 to report suspicious activity
Several daytime burglaries reported in the area
Ripley County Sheriffs Office released information last
Thursday concerning several daytime burglaries they are investigating
in the county that have occurred over the past several months.
One family that has fallen victim to the burglaries told the Osgood
Journal several of their neighbors have also experienced being
burglarized in the daytime hours. They live just outside of Versailles
and would like people to be aware and if they see anything suspicious
to call police.
There have been several items taken including big-screen televisions,
home entertainment electronics, cash and more. Police say they
believe all the burglaries to be related.
A victim, who will not be named due to the sensitive nature of
the situation, told the Osgood Journal they were robbed on September
9 in the middle of the day. Two of their immediate neighbors have
also been robbed in the last four to six weeks. Police told them
they believe the items are being sold for drugs in the Cincinnati
These robbers are very bold. The door they broke into my
house is very visible from two county roads and is only about
50 feet from the county road we live on, one victim reported.
Batesville Police Chief Stan Holt reported they are investigating
a burglary that occurred September 14 at Ault Chiropractic on
Tekulve Avenue in Batesville. The call came in about 8:15 a.m.
Wednesday morning, when the chiropractic staff noticed several
computers had been stolen.
Lieutenant Gandy Browning and Crime Scene Investigator Jerry Taul
responded to investigate. They found the suspects had gained entry
into the business by prying open a back door. Investigators believe
the burglary may be connected to recent residential burglaries
in the county.
The Batesville police are working with the Indiana State Police
and the Ripley County Sheriffs Office on these investigations,
according to Chief Holt.
Residents are urged to call the sheriffs office at 689-5555
or 689-5558; the Indiana State Police at 689-5000; or the Batesville
Police Department at 934-3131 with any suspicious activity or
information regarding these burglaries.