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Haddonfield Police: $2,200 Stolen from Safe at HMHS

Police reports also include a vandalism and theft spree last weekend in the Lizzie Haddon section of town.

Twenty-two hundred dollars in cash and checks was reported missing from the attendance office of Haddonfield Memorial High School on Tuesday, according to police.

A brown safe was also listed on the report among missing items. The school reopened Tuesday after the MLK holiday on Monday.

In other news, four incidents of damaged borough street signs were reported on Monday. It was part of a vandalism and theft spree last weekend that also included swiping several political signs on lawns and a Marine Corps flag for the fourth time from a home in the 100 block of Mount Vernon Ave.

Stolen street signs were reported at:

  • 500 block of Redman Ave., where signs from Mount Vernon and Peyton Avenue were found
  • Euclid Avenue and Estaugh St. were found at the intersection there
  • Trueman and Linden Ave. 
  • Linden and Euclid avenues

A reporter also noticed a sign at Redman and West End avenues missing that was not immediately reported.

In other reports:

A 3-by-5 foot American flag and a 2-by-4 foot Marine Corps flag were stolen from outside of a home in the 100 block of Mount Vernon Ave. on Monday. It was the fourth time the Marine flag has been reported stolen.

An American flag was also reported missing from a home in the 300 block of Mount Vernon Ave. on the same day. It was taken from a porch there over the weekend.

 

CORRECTION: A headline in a previous version of this story was incorrect. Twenty-two-hundred dollars was reported missing from the high school.

Maryann Campling January 26, 2013 at 11:59 AM
They stole the safe! How did they manage that....safes are very heavy (at least mine is) and should be bolted into concrete. And why was 22 grand left on the premises. Not smart. As far as the missing street signs....do they have scrap metal value or is it just that the kids in town don't have anything else to do. I can attest that the booze flowed freely last weekend. Several beer cans/bottles scattered around town.
Bill Magee January 26, 2013 at 01:21 PM
Need a clarification: "22K" ($22,000) in the headline, or "twenty-two hundred dollars" ($2,200) in the story? Neither is good, but that is a big inconsistency.
Jeremiah Wright January 26, 2013 at 02:25 PM
I think i read a previous article where they mentioned they are probably scrappers. Maybe we can electrify the signs? Judge, jury, and executioner all wrapped up in one shock device. If successful, it will likely have the added benefit of eliminating the disappearing copper gutters problem. #what?-yougotabetteridea?#betterthanspending70Konsidewalkstonowhere
Bill Duhart (Editor) January 26, 2013 at 04:07 PM
A headline in a previous version of this story was incorrect. Twenty-two-hundred dollars was reported stolen.
Susan Hoch MD January 26, 2013 at 05:23 PM
The report above suggests that the cash and checks were separate from the safe. Is that correct? Or did you mean to imply that a safe containing $2200 in cash and checks was taken? The writing is not clear.
Bob January 26, 2013 at 05:39 PM
Grease the poles.
C.V. January 26, 2013 at 06:48 PM
haddonfield teens strike again.
Patricia Myers January 26, 2013 at 08:37 PM
Are cops patroling enough with all the vandalism and robbeties going in? Offer a reward and post it un the schools. I guarentee someone will turn them in
Maryann Campling January 27, 2013 at 11:35 AM
JW....just read your post about electrifying the signs (and the $70K sidewalks). Please consider running for Commish!
George January 28, 2013 at 07:06 PM
It' s not fair to blame Haddonfield teens for the theft of the street signs . I believe this is probably the work of the "scrappers ". For the most part Haddonfield teens are polite, hard working , smart , responsible and socially conscious young men and women. Maybe if those of you complaining about the "kids ' had spent MLK day volunteering for a Day of Service with them at the H.S. If you had , you would have a different opinion of them . I doubt that the flag thefts are also the work of our teens. And I have faith that the Haddonfield police are working hard at night and will soon have the thefts and burglaries of homes solved soon . I sure hope that they also will begin to go after the cars speeding on our streets .
Maryann Campling January 28, 2013 at 08:32 PM
There is a standard, running joke even shared by some of our police officers over the years, that whenever there is "mischief" in Haddonfield that it must be the work of outsiders...as there are NO bad kids in Haddonfield.. I know the majority of kids in town are terrific, why...because I know their parents....they take their job seriously. But to think that all of our teenagers wear halos.....not so much! I loved that the kids volunteered on MLK Day, admirable for sure. But let's hope that the adults involved show, by example, that giving back is a 365 day a year obligation.
Maryann Campling January 31, 2013 at 01:09 PM
Well, just read in a local paper this morning that the above-mentioned street signs were found tossed in the street.....guess that dispels the "scrapper" theory.
Xoxo Gossip Girl February 20, 2013 at 03:07 AM
It's a street sign. Do you know how many people were killed ten minutes away in Camden this weekend? Get your head out of your small town and into real world problems.

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