Police investigating theater, Kroger vandalism

Police investigating business vandalism

A movie theater and a neighboring grocery store under construction were hit by a vandal this week, and police are investigating.

The suspect may have circled back and hit the theater again after police took the initial report.

The owner of Canary Creek Cinema is offering a $1,000 reward through the police department for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.

An alarm summoned police to Canary Creek, located on Mallory Parkway, after 1 a.m. Wednesday. A window had been shattered, presumably by a thrown rock that was found in the lobby, according to a Franklin police report.

Police decided to check other neighboring businesses and went to the Kroger Marketplace under construction nearby. An officer walked through the building and found two shattered glass doors, such as a frozen food display case, a report said.

The vandal or vandals had also spray-painted graffiti and curse words on an inside wall, the report said. The officer took a steel pipe and a can of paint as evidence, the report said.

Police were called back to Canary Creek on Wednesday morning when an employee found another rock that had been thrown through a window. The worker had taped the window damaged by the first rock, turned the security alarm back on and left at 3:15 a.m. But at 8 a.m., a worker found that another rock had been thrown through the same window.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Franklin police through its anonymous tip line at 317-346-1100.

Franklin legion to host breakfasts

The Franklin American Legion Post 205 will offer biscuit-and-gravy breakfasts the first Saturday of each month.

The public is welcome to attend the breakfast at the post, 1200 Park Ave.

The breakfast will be from 7 to 10 a.m. The meal is all you can eat for $3.

Information: 738-9934

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Michele Holtkamp is editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at mholtkamp@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2774.