The Edmond Sun

September 12, 2013

Crime briefs (9-12)

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Police investigate theft of hip replacement samples

Police are investigating the theft of a hip implant sample kit containing two stems and heads.

At about 1 p.m. on Sept. 5, Police Officer Rickey Ecker spoke with the victim at her place of business. She said about a week earlier she left her vehicle unlocked and parked in her driveway overnight, Ecker stated in his incident report.

She then noticed that during the overnight hours someone went through her console and glovebox apparently looking for items to steal, Ecker stated. A briefcase containing the hip replacement samples was missing from the backseat area, Ecker stated.

The owner of the briefcase is Medacta, an industrial group mainly active in the field of production and sales of medical products. The total value of incident property was listed at $5,000.

Police: School reports theft of $4,000 mower

Police are investigating the theft of a $4,000 John Deere mower from an Edmond school.

During the afternoon of Sept. 8, Police Officer Kendall Miller spoke with the head custodian at Central Middle School, 500 E. 9th St., according to a report filed by Miller.

The head custodian said when he arrived at the school he went to a storage building in a parking lot, and when he entered it he noticed a lawn mower belonging to the school had been stolen, Miller stated.

Miller stated there was no sign of forced entry on the building and the two doors were locked when the employee arrived. The employee said he suspects the mower was stolen while the school was open, Miller stated.

The head custodian said another employee sometimes leaves the overhead door on the building open while he works around school grounds, Miller stated. At the time, he had not spoken with the employee who normally uses the mower to find out when he last saw it, Miller stated.

He was going to review the school’s surveillance camera footage and call the Edmond Police Department if it showed anything, Miller stated.