Rural home burglarized

Burglars entered the home of Gary and Barbara Alleven, 4.5 miles south of Marion, in the middle of the day Dec. 4 and stole an estimated $8,200 worth of goods.

Their son, 14-year-old Garrett, who was home alone, had gone to hang out with cousins that morning and discovered the break-in when he returned home at 2 p.m.

Numerous electronics were stolen, including a large-screen TV, iPad, computers, Kindle Fire, and Xbox. Jewelry, silverware, and a cash box also were taken.

The Allevens were able to trace the serial numbers of the electronic items. Insurance will cover some of the replacement cost.

“I’m so glad Garrett didn’t walk in when they were here,” Barbara Alleven said. “We’ve installed a camera system, and recommend that other rural residents have a security system of some kind.”

The Allevens are offering a reward to anyone who can supply information leading to the arrest of the burglars. Tips may be relayed to the sheriff’s department at (620) 382-2144.

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