Police probe toilet paper burglary

By Stephen Betts | Sep 03, 2018

Warren — The theft of a roll of toilet paper from the Warren Public Library is under investigation.

A library employee noticed a screen that had apparently been cut and window open leading into the bathroom, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

The police were called Thursday afternoon Aug. 30.

The only thing that appears to be missing is a roll of toilet paper, according to police. Nothing else appeared to have been disturbed.

The case is under investigation.

Comments (14)
Posted by: Mary Perry | Sep 07, 2018 13:51

Ben Perry

Posted by: Mary Perry | Sep 07, 2018 13:50

Big Ben And Stanley are sorry for your loss. We suspect the crime scene has been wiped clean by now. We both hope this terrible crime can be put behind you and you can move on.

Posted by: Stephen K Carroll | Sep 04, 2018 08:57

Knox county sheriff officers have positively identified the thief in last Thursday's robbery in Warren.  It seems the  perpetrator had returned at night to the scene of the crime.  Officers on a stake out at the Public Library, heard a rustling in the bushes.  Upon shining their light,  the wiley crook (still wearing his mask) decided to come clean.  Before they were able to arrest the thief, he grabbed one of the officers donuts and scurried off into the undergrowth.  Knox County Sheriffs department has asked the public to be on the lookout for a suspicious looking  raccoon (with chocolate on his mouth).  As of press time, department officials were still processing "the paper work".  If you wish to contact the Sheriffs office they will be 10/10 DD

Posted by: Valerie Wass | Sep 04, 2018 07:29

Story and comments have given me a new outlook on toilet paper. {chuckle}

Posted by: Nina Reed | Sep 04, 2018 07:22

its the great paper caper. patricia williams


Posted by: Nina Reed | Sep 03, 2018 16:13

If people were smart-they would avoid buying extra charmin until this bandit has been apprehended. By doing so-you make yourself a target, and your family at risk of wiping with less-than-luxurious paper towels. Do you really want this on your conscience????? Because I know I sure as 1000 sheets per roll don't! KCSO-do your job!  ~Melanie Keene

Posted by: Ananur Forma | Sep 03, 2018 14:28

thanks for the laugh. I know it's not April Fools Day, I realize that this really happened,

and means that "they"  can get in easily....next might steal a book on cleanliness?

Posted by: Stephen Betts | Sep 03, 2018 10:21

I like to offer some comic relief on the holiday. This is True Crimes from Knox County.

Posted by: Joe Link | Sep 03, 2018 09:18

Oh sheet!

Posted by: Stephen K Carroll | Sep 03, 2018 09:00

So Emmett maybe you could do a follow-up piece.  I sure miss your stories.  Maybe even catch the thief by following "the paper trail".

Posted by: Stephen K Carroll | Sep 03, 2018 08:56

So Steve I know Labor day is a slow news day, but you are really reaching with this story.  This is certainly going to draw a comment from Emmett.

Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Sep 03, 2018 08:24

Times are tough.

Posted by: Timothy Wayne Scott | Sep 03, 2018 07:18

OMG!!!  I won't be able to sleep at night until they catch this person.  Could it be the big Oriole fan on Rockland's South end?  Please keep me posted ...........


Posted by: Nina Reed | Sep 03, 2018 07:17

i wonder if there is a paper rail? patricia williams


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