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Articles & Local History > 1998 - Tampico Burglary is Crime of the Month

Daily Gazette, July 14, 1998 A5

TAMPICO - A Tampico Middle school burglary is the Whiteside County Crime Stoppers Crime of the Month for July 1998.

The burglary, which included criminal damage to property, happened in the late evening hours of July 1 or the early morning hours of July 2.

According to Crime Stoppers, unknown subjects broke a back window of the school and gained entry. Once inside, the subjects broke windows, broke into a candy machine and sprayed fire extinguishers inside the school, Crime Stoppers reported.

The incident caused several thousand dollars of damage, officials said.

Anyone with information concerning the crime should call Whiteside County Crime Stoppers at 625-STOP or toll free at 877-625-7867 or the Whiteside County Sheriff's Department at 722-4044.

Callers will remain anonymous and are eligible for cash rewards or up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and filing or criminal charges against people involved in this or other crimes.

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