Thousands of valuables stolen in Harrison Avenue burglary


Friday night, Harrison Police responded to a report of a burglary in a second-floor apartment on Harrison Avenue.

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Officers met with a man, who says he left his home at approximately 8 pm and when he returned at 10:30 pm, he noticed that his wife’s jewelry was scattered on the bed.

After taking inventory of his valuables, he realized his two Toshiba laptops worth $1,200 each, a $600 Seiko watch, $600 gold chain and gold men’s bracelet 
worth $600 were missing.

There was no damage to the entrance door leading to the apartment or rear entrance door.  The man believes the perpetrator entered through the kitchen window.

Officers looked at the window but found no damage.

The man says he was sure the doors were locked and secured but believes the kitchen window was closed but not locked.

According to the upstairs neighbor, Steve, who was home between 8 pm and 11 pm — he didn’t hear any noises coming from the man’s apartment.

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Jillian has a passion for news, giving voice to the voiceless and telling stories that make an impact. A New Jersey native, she spent the past two years as a multimedia journalist/one-man-band at WTAP-TV, the NBC affiliate in Parkersburg, West Virginia, where she covered everything from meth busts to fracking to the homeless to a young man struck by lightening. She was her news director’s “go to health reporter” and also covered many education and political stories. She frequently interviewed the mayors of Parkersburg, Vienna and Williamstown, WV and Belpre and Marietta, Ohio. She interviewed OH Gubernatorial Candidate Ed Fitzgerald and OH Congressional Candidate Jennifer Garrison, as well as WV Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and WV Senator Joe Manchin. Jillian was a regular fixture at the local police, sheriff’s departments, prosecutors’ offices and courthouses. Many looked forward to her ‘Mom of the Month’ series. Her story about two women who lost their children to heroin was widely recognized, along with her much loved piece on the Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis band camp. In her free time, Jillian enjoys yoga; working out, live music, spending time with friends on both coasts and the Mid-Ohio Valley. Follow on Twitter @JillianRis



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