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Burglars Make Off with Beer, Candy

New resident short half a six pack and an undisclosed candy bar, police claim.

A North Van Dien resident didn't quite get the welcome he expected when he moved to Ridgewood.

According to police, on July 6 the resident arrived to the home he was in the process of moving into and found someone had already gained entry, taking some peculiar items with them.

The only items reported missing? Three bottles of beer and a candy bar.

Detectives are investigating the incident. No arrests have been made.

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Craig Hueneke July 13, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Doug... That's when I use the "Sgt. Schultz Defense"... "I know Noth-ing... NOTH-ING!" Never fails dude!
Paul July 13, 2012 at 07:10 PM
CALL IN THE NATIONAL RABBIT GUARD!!! They drank this poor guys Budwisers and multiplyed since. Or maybe girl bunnys dig candy? Anyways why isn't animal control at work in this town getting rid of all these tic ridden rabbits?? Did Mr. Gabbert fire the Ridgewood animal control? Sorry about your Beer Dude, The younger Ridgewood kids are maybe starting to save up for next years Non alcoholic dance in downtown Ridgewood where they hit cops and get their stomachs pumped! Good times. Lock your car, those little raschels will take your beer and candy out of there to!! .
Craig Hueneke July 13, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Paul- Nah Animal Control is still "employed". I know because about 2 months ago they showed up at my door like the "SS" threatening to take our family dog away from us because I didn't register her with the Village. Why is it that we don't have to "register" our kids who run around this town like wild animals and yet we have to register our pets... When was the last time you saw a dog punch a police officer or get caught with weed on their person?? ONLY IN AMERICA BABY.. THAT IS WHY I LOVE THIS PLACE... anyway.... -Actually it was pretty funny because as the Animal Control Officer was threatening "K9 incarceration", a cat with NO collar came strolling across my lawn behind her, stopped and looked to see what was going on and then just went on it's way.. I was sooo tempted to try and make a deal with her and suggest that if she caught the cat I would go to Village Hall right then and there to register the dog. But I respect the fact she's got a job to do and besides I love my "best friend" too much to risk her going to the BIG HOUSE, I heard that place can be "RUFF"!... LOL.
News Man July 13, 2012 at 09:43 PM
A Friday the 13th joke winner of the year.
Danny July 14, 2012 at 02:54 AM
what a newsworthy story no chance the guy could have counted wrong or misplaced things. someone definitely broke in and stole 3 beers and a candy bar. legit.

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