Burglaries in Atmore

Auto break-ins reported
Police also investigating shots fired into apartments By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore police continued this week their investigation into a rash of automobile break-ins, most of which took place on the city’s fringes, that were reported over the weekend and into this week. According to a press release from Police Chief Chuck Brooks, the first batch of break-ins occurred in the predawn hours of January 20 along Old…
Boy, 13, charged in burglary
A juvenile – reportedly a 13-year-old boy – was taken into custody December 5 by Escambia County deputies who responded to a report of a burglary in progress just outside the Poarch community. According to sheriff’s reports, deputies were sent to an address on Atmosphere Road, where the homeowner had reportedly returned home and had been told by a neighbor that someone had crawled out the window of the home…
More rural burglaries
Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies and investigators are looking into another rash of vehicle burglaries that have plagued one of the county’s rural areas in recent days. Auto break-ins were reported in the areas around Canoe and Wawbeek, where firearms were again the main target of the burglar or burglars. Jewelry, money and electronics were also taken from the vehicles that were illegally entered, all of which were reportedly left…