September 19, 2019

Money to fight multiple sclerosis stolen from Presque Isle business> Thieves steal $600 in donations and $2,400 computer from Nissen Baking Co.

PRESQUE ISLE — Local police are looking for help to locate an estimated $600 in charitable donations and a $2,400 computer taken early Saturday from the Nissen Baking Co. on Industrial Street.

The money, which had been collected to fight multiple sclerosis, had been collected from containers placed in stores just the day before. The money and computer were reported missing about 3:30 a.m. Nissen sponsors the donation effort, according to Officer Wayne Selfridge.

A hand-held computer to record inventory at the baking company also was taken.

Selfridge said a delivery driver arriving at work noticed a garage door partially open and heard a noise inside when he entered the building. The intruders fled through a window, he said.

In another case, Selfridge charged two male juveniles, ages 15 and 16, this weekend with burglary and theft, released them to their parents and is sending a report to juvenile authorities.

The officer said a VCR, tapes and compact discs, and a box of loose change were taken from the residence of David Langley on Dyer Street on July 31. Langley was living away from his residence because it had been damaged by fire two days earlier.

On July 29, an electrical malfunction started a fire under the dashboard of his 1986 Chevrolet Corvette parked in the garage under his residence, and spread to the house causing soot, smoke and fire damage, said Selfridge. Langley was away for the weekend when the fire occurred at about 10 p.m. Langley noticed the door was unlocked and the items missing when he went to the house.

Selfridge said an immediate estimate of damage to the house and car was not available.

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