Boone County Sheriff: Eight burglaries near one area since April
BOONE COUNTY - There have been at least eight reported daytime burglaries since early April in the Lake of the Woods area east of Columbia, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Department.
Two residences on Pinehurst Lane and homes on Lakeland Drive, Lake of the Woods Road, Locust Grove Drive, East Southfield Drive, Richland Road and Waterfront Drive South were all burglarized. The suspect or suspects broke windows to get into several of those homes.
A resident on Lakeland Drive told deputies she was awakened from a nap after hearing noise and finding two young men in the living room. Both suspects fled the home through a rear door without taking any property.
Clothing, household items, money, laptop computers, 50-inch flat screen television, jewelry and furniture have been taken in the other burglaries.
Anyone with information is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS (8477). All calls are held in strict confidence and a reward is being offered.