Authorities in Union County are investigating two reported incidents of break-ins and theft. The Sheriff’s Office says a Lorimor resident reported last week that sometime between 7-a.m. and 7-p.m. on Feb. 17th, her house was broken into and the following items were taken: Jewelry, video games, movies, six $2.00 bills, 12 pack Mountain Dew, gum balls, AA batteries. The loss amounted to $5,500 altogether.
And on Saturday (2/21), an Afton resident reported that sometime in the last two months someone broke into his house in Lorimor and took items that included a Gas hot water heater, gas furnace, and copper piping. The loss was estimated at $2,800, with damage to a door estimated at $100.
Authorities said also, one person was injured during an single-vehicle rollover accident early Sunday morning. 19-year old Abel Vasquez, of Lenox, who was wearing his seat belt, was transported to the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston by a friend, after the 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix Vasquez was driving went off the road and rolled over at around 3:45-a.m.
Officials say the car was traveling south in the 2700 block of Highway 25, when Vasquez swerved to avoid a deer. The car entered the east ditch, drove up and over a farm field entrance and went airborne before coming to rest on its top in the east ditch. The car was totaled, with the loss estimated at $7,000. Vasquez was cited for Driving While Suspended.