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Dell Computer Stolen from Pelham Nursery School

PELHAM, N.Y. – Police were called to Community Church of the Pelhams on Tuesday at 9:21 a.m. because of a burglary that had occurred just a few hours before.

A Dell desktop computer, along with a mouse and keyboard, were stolen from Junior Wonders nursery school, which is on the premises, between Monday at 8:30 p.m. and Tuesday at 7:55 a.m.

Once police arrived, they spoke to the complainant who said that the computer was taken from the nursery school and the main office of Community Church had been broken into as well. However, nothing was reported missing from the office.

One of the women that works in the building told officers that she opened the building at 7:55 a.m. and noticed that a Dell desktop was missing from one of the preschool classrooms. She said that the door was unlocked and damaged when she arrived.

She added that the entry door on the south side of the church was left unlocked overnight. A CD player and radio had been taken from a classroom and left on a bench by the east side entry door.

Officers were led to the second floor where the main office is located. One of the officers noticed pry marks on the wooden doorframe where the deadbolt is located.

There was also broken glass in lower right-hand corner of the office door window. Multiple drawers had been removed from the desk, file cabinets and armoire according to the Pelham Police Department.

The office supervisor gave police contact information for the building’s custodian and a man who runs an archery group that meets on Monday nights. The officer left a message on the archery manager's voicemail advising him to call the police department.

The officer spoke with the janitor, who said he had arrived at 6:10 p.m. on Monday and left at 8:30 p.m. He did not notice damage to the office door or see any property missing or moved. When he left, the archery meeting was still going on. The matter is a pending investigation.

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