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Chainsaws, $7K in Gardening Tools Stolen from Public Works Yard

Burglars took weed trimmers, chainsaws, leaf blowers and other landscaping tools.

Approximately $7,000 in gardening equipment was stolen from a storage building at the City of Imperial Beach Public Works yard in the 400 block of 10th Street, according to Sgt. Joel Stranger.

"Two blowers, nine weed trimmers, chainsaws and other miscellaneous gardening stuff," Stranger said. "All this stuff should be marked with 'Property of City of Imperial Beach.'"

The burglary took place when the yard was closed between 6 p.m. April and 7:30 a.m. the next day. City employees noticed the tools were missing the morning of April 3, Stranger said.

Ed Sorrels April 10, 2013 at 08:36 PM
The City had $7.000.00 worth of tools ?
Edward Brakmanis April 11, 2013 at 03:30 AM
So sad to hear. I was just over at the Public Works Compound this past Monday and was impressed by the organization of the Facility.
Fayette (Davis) Driskell April 12, 2013 at 02:30 AM
By the looks of the streets, sidewalks, alley's, & public parking lots when I visited there in Sept., I didn't think the city had any tools..the curbs were grown up with grass, the sidewalks were cracked, the trees & shrubs needed pruned, the parking lot at 9th & Palm had chuk-holes that needed repaired..seems like with the tools that were stolen, many of these repairs could have been done...

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