Charges filed in business burglary cases
Feb 16, 2013 (The Salina Journal - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Two Salina men who have been charged in connection with burglaries at as many as 12 Salina businesses may face additional charges as police go through the contents of plastic totes full of what is believed to be stolen property, a department spokesman said Friday.
Lt. Scott Siemsen said the totes contain a considerable amount of property that police plan to sort and photograph in an effort to identify owners. The totes were collected when residences and a storage unit were searched after Michael S. Cox, 31, and Stephen A. Rowson, 33, were found inside Huseman Veterinary Clinic, 119 Indiana, on the night of Feb. 6, Siemsen said.
At a first appearance Monday in Saline County District Court, Cox was charged with 35 counts of burglary, theft and criminal damage to property, and Rowson was charged with 39 counts. Bond for both men, who remained in jail Friday, was set at $150,000.
Cox is scheduled to appear with his attorney at 9 a.m. March 4. Rowson's next court appearance for further scheduling was set for 9 a.m. Feb. 25.
Charges already filed implicate both men in these burglaries:
--Accounts Receivable Services, 806 E. Crawford, computer parts and accessories stolen; door and phone lines damaged.
--Allstate Insurance Co., 804 E. Crawford, cash, checks, and computer parts and accessories stolen; door and phone lines damaged.
--Farmers Insurance, 800 E. Crawford, door and phone lines damaged.
--American Family Insurance, 440 S. Ohio, cash, computers, computer parts and accessories stolen; window and phone lines damaged.
--Bike Tek, 660 S. Ohio, blue Trek bicycle stolen; cable and phone lines damaged.
--SM Hanson Music, 335 S. Clark, instruments and accessories stolen; door and security cameras damaged.
--SM Hanson Music, instruments and accessories stolen; door and security cameras damaged.
--Salina Dental Associates, 950 Elmhurst, cash, television and drugs stolen; safe and alarm panel damaged.
--Professional Sprinkler Installation, 146 S. Third, heater and .44-caliber handgun and accessories stolen; wall, safe and phone lines damaged.
--Pickup truck belonging to Robert Hemstock parked at PSI damaged; amplifier stolen.
--Salina South High School, 730 E. Magnolia, cash, computers, and computer parts and accessories stolen; locks and doors damaged.
--Huseman Veterinary Clinic, 119 Indiana, guns and cash stolen; gun safe damaged.
Rowson was additionally charged in connection with these burglaries:
--Shelter Insurance, 2737 Belmont, door damaged.
--Pettle's Flowers, 341 Center, window and alarm panel damaged.
-- Reporter Erin Mathews can be reached at 822-1415 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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