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Bowling alley broken into again

Third time is not charming


When he arrived at work about noon last Friday, the new owner of Riverview Lanes interrupted someone who had broken into the bowling alley.

Scott Elmore told police that when he entered the bowling alley he saw light coming from the bowling machine area and when he started to investigate he saw the shadow of a person making a run for the door.

Elmore said he raced to the door but by the time he got there the person had vanished.

It was the third time since Oct. 19, 2015, that the bowling alley had been burglarized.

Missing were Elmore’s portable hard drive and two head-lamps that can be strapped to your head. He wasn’t able to determine whether anything else was missing.

Police did learn that a number of items from the lockers were found in the ladies’ restroom.

Entry was apparently gained through a metal back door by manipulating the lock, according to police.

Elmore said Tuesday that the place had been pretty well trashed and items scattered about, and the office area had been gone through.

The business had been burgled Oct. 19, and again on Oct. 22.

In connection with those break-ins, police arrested Michael Shane Snyder II, 26. He was charged with second-degree trafficking in stolen goods, third-degree theft and possession of stolen property.

Interim police Chief Larry Hall said the person responsible for entering the bowling alley last Friday hasn’t been identified as of yet.

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