Residents report attempted break-ins

A Franklin resident raced to grab her shotgun after she someone tried to get into her apartment late Saturday, police said.

A woman who lives in the 2000 block of Franklin Cove Court told police that she heard the front door of her apartment rattling just before midnight Sunday and that when she went to look out the peep hole she saw a person on the other side dressed all in black with their mouth covered, a Franklin Police Department report said.

The woman told police that the person began to shake the locked door and a picture fell off the wall. The resident grabbed her shotgun and watched as she saw a man run away from the building, the report said.

Two other Franklin residents described possible break-in attempts during the weekend. The residences involved are not in the same neighborhood.

A resident at a home on the 2000 block of Somerset Drive told police that about 11 p.m. Sunday her motion-activated front porch light turned on and her dog barked at the door, which prompted a police check of the area on suspicion of an attempted break-in, a report said.

Later that night, a resident of 14th Street told police that he heard someone messing with a screen door about 2:30 a.m. Monday, but didn’t see anyone and a motion activated light didn’t turn on, a report said.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2702.