Valero Station in Goodrich Burglarized, GOODRICH, November 20, 2008 - Valero manager Kathryn Dugas got a rude welcome as she pulled in to open her Valero Station on Thursday November 20, 2008. Shortly after 5 am as Kathryn pulled in to open the store she noticed a large plate glass window on the side of her station broken out. She opened her store and walked in to find the place ransacked. She noticed a Polk County Sheriff Deputy nearby parked just north of her station and alerted Deputy Darren Crowe of the Burglary. Crowe promptly pulled into the station parking lot and initiated an investigation. Sergeant Jason Paske and Deputy Vance Berry were also dispatched to the scene. Evidence at the scene suggests that the assailant used a car seatbelt to dislodge a security bar from the window to gain access. Once inside, the burglar kicked in the office door, and ransacked the counter area. A short time later, Polk County Sheriff Detective Brent Foster arrived and a full investigation is under way. It is not yet known how much money, if any, the burglar was able to get away with, or what else he (or she) might have taken. The alarm allegedly did not go off during the burglary. According to Dugas, the security camera/video system in place was working, but the tapes have not yet been viewed. As details of this story emerge, PolkCountyToday.com will publish updates.
The window used to gain access.
The burglar ransacked the counter.
Sergeant Jason Paske peers out the window (standing with Vance Berry (left) and Darren Crowe).
Evidence suggestes a seatbelt was used to dislodge this burglar bar.
Detective Brent Foster investigates.
Kathryn Dugas confers with Deputy Darren Crowe.
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