BY KEN LITTLE
A criminal version of the grinch is apparently afoot early this holiday season in Greene County.
Various items were stolen in a burglary that happened between 8 a.m. and about 3:20 p.m. Friday at a house in the 600 block of Sulphur Springs Loop, including $1,000 worth of wrapped Christmas presents, sheriff's Deputy Brandon Baskette said in a report.
The victim told deputies that the stolen gifts included clothing, shoes, comforters and sheet sets.
Also stolen were a 47-inch Vizio flat-screen television, valued at $1,500; antique silver worth $2,500, including serving plates, dishes, goblets and a pitcher; and a 19-inch HP laptop computer, worth $2,100.
A front window of the house was found "cracked open" and a front-screen door was ajar when the victim returned home, the report said. The door had been locked when she left in the morning.
A dog and cat that were inside the house were both outside when the victim got home, the report said.
A package was left on the porch about 3:20 p.m. by a UPS delivery person, so the victim believes the burglary happened before then, the report said.
The window and door had been locked when the victim left in the morning, the report said.