Drug store break-in and accident in Guthrie Center


June 3rd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Guthrie County investigated a drug store break-in last week. According to the Guthrie Center Times, the incident occurred during the early morning hours of May 26th, at Dowd Healthmart Drug in downtown Guthrie Center.

Store owner Jim Vandevanter said the front door to the business was broken, and the thief or thieves targeted a specific section where controlled drugs were stored. No cash or other merchandise was reported missing, and the building sustained no additional damage.

Anyone with any information regarding the crime is asked to contact Guthrie Center Police.

Authorities in Guthrie Center report also, a Panora teen was cited this past Monday for failure to maintain control, after he swerved to avoid a dog in the road and hit two parked cars. The accident happened just before 11-p.m.

Officials said 18-year old Garrett Eivins, of Panora, was driving a 2008 Chevy Cobalt on what‘s known locally as “Tank Hill,” when the accident occurred. When he swerved, his car hit a legally parked 1994 Pontiac Sunbird registered to Adam Dooley, of Panora, and a 2000 Buick LeSabre owned by Chuck and Tasha Tromp.

Damage from the mishap amounted to $9,500.