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Woodrow Wilson home damaged during burglary

Sunday, June 16, 2013 10:28 PM
Last updated Monday, June 17, 2013 5:43 AM
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Police are investigating a Sunday afternoon burglary at the Boyhood Home of Woodrow Wilson that caused $750 in damage.

An alarm was tripped at the home at 419 Seventh St. around 4 p.m. Deputies found a rear window that had been pried open and a piece of window casing on the ground, an incident report said.

Deputy Tracy Ponder found the curtain thrown aside and items on a inside table scattered, the report said. Ponder and another deputy found no further damage. Erick Montgomery, the executive director of Historic Augusta, told officers no items were missing. No witnesses had come forward.

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Shirley Jean
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Shirley Jean 06/17/13 - 03:30 am
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Break-in

Why bother to break -in and not steal anything. Were they so poor they could not pay admission if one is charged?

Dixieman
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Dixieman 06/17/13 - 09:40 am
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Um, think it over

Probably scared off when the alarm went off and the police arrived.
Why has no one blamed the Republicans for this yet? Must be part of their personal attacks on Democrats, even deceased ones. 1972: Watergate in DC. 2013: Wilsongate in Augusta.

southern2
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southern2 06/17/13 - 06:52 am
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Guess the perps couldn't get

Guess the perps couldn't get a lift to a local motel to rob a visitor so had to resort to Plan B.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/17/13 - 09:11 am
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In that section of town, one

In that section of town, one would think cameras would also be in use for places that have something to protect.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/17/13 - 09:11 am
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Pitiful

If this place didn't have alarms I doubt anything would be inside.....

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 06/17/13 - 03:27 pm
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There should be bars on every window

of a place so inviting, and of any other place in this county located with walking distance of crummy neighborhoods. Too many bad people and predators hang around that area and other areas of the county.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 06/17/13 - 06:26 pm
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Burglar Bars

Burglar bars would take away from the historical feel of the site. The head of the historical society was on local TV news last night, and he said they have been burglarized before. Nothing has ever been taken because they run off when they set off the alarm. Another slow news day.

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