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These offense reports were released this past week by law enforcement agencies:


Burglary, criminal damage

More than 6,300 pills, all of them opioids or stimulants, were stolen at 6:53 p.m. Saturday when a burglar broke a front door window at Hillsboro Hometown Pharmacy, 507 N. Ash St., and spent eight minutes grabbing more than $6,600 of prescription drugs with a street value many times that amount.

An alarm system failed to function, police said, but surveillance video established the time of the crime and identified the burglar’s vehicle as a black Chevrolet Traverse.

The case remains under investigation.

Damage to the pharmacy’s door was estimated at $2,000.


Underage alcohol possession
Transporting an open container

Ashley Newell, 19, Wellsville, was accused of underage possession of alcohol, transporting open containers of alcohol, and speeding after a traffic stop at 5:55 p.m. Saturday on US-56 near Cedar St.

Police found 13 unopened cans of Michelob Ultra and Coors Light, two unopened cans of Mike’s Hard Lemonade, and an open can of Michelob Ultra after stopping Newell for allegedly going 80 in a 65-mph zone.

Last modified Dec. 16, 2021