The Ellis County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a residential burglary that happened some time between November 17th and November 27th. According to Sheriff Ed Harbin, the incident happened in the 1000 block of 250th Ave.
On November 27th, the daughter of the property owner was alerted by a friend that a door to the residence was open. She entered the house, found that numerous items had been taken and notified dispatchers. Harbin said the items taken include:
- A Smith and Wesson 357 Revolver
- A number of antique pistols
- Financial documents
- The title to an RV
- Family photos
- Hand tools
- Other paperwork
- Possibly some clothes
Harbin said the house had been entered through an unlocked door. He added that this time of year, it’s important to be extra cautious, and not just by ensuring doors are locked.
“This is the holiday season and there’s going to be a lot of people going out of town. I certainly wouldn’t post my adventures on Facebook until you get back. Don’t post anything that would give anybody any ideas on burglarizing, stealing or any other thing based that they could come up with by something that’s placed on Facebook.”
The Sheriff’s department has numerous suspects in the case, which is still under investigation.