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$300 taken from restaurant after window broken

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A brick was thrown through the window of a Franklin restaurant, and cash was stolen from inside.

A manager reported at 10 a.m. Dec. 24 that sometime overnight someone threw a brick through the window at El Torito, 2180 E. King St., according to a Franklin Police Department report.

The manager told police that about $300 in cash was missing, along with a donation bucket that was on the counter, the report said.

Police are investigating.


Man follows, detains burglary suspect

A Franklin man was arrested after a resident saw him in his vehicle, followed him and kept him there until police arrived.

Matthew Patrick Hall, 37, 1197 E. Jefferson St., was arrested on a charge of burglary.

A resident who lives near Jefferson and Yandes streets in Franklin told police he heard a noise and went outside to check it out about 5 p.m. Dec. 22. He saw a man in his vehicle and yelled at him and then followed him when he ran, according to a Franklin Police Department report.

The resident told police he found the man inside another vehicle near his home. He followed him and then grabbed him and held him until police arrived, the report said.

Police also found the resident’s jacket, wallet, hat and cellphone, which he said were taken from inside his home before he saw the man outside in his vehicle, the report said.

Hall was arrested and taken to the Johnson County jail, where he was held on $8,000 bond.

County libraries close

for New Year’s holiday

All Johnson County Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. Monday and remain closed through Tuesday for the New Year’s holiday. Regular hours will resume Wednesday. The county system has four branches — Clark Pleasant, White River, Franklin and Trafalgar.

The Greenwood Public Library also will close at 5 p.m. Monday and will remain closed through Tuesday. Regular hours will resume Wednesday.

New Saturday hours at the Greenwood library begin Jan. 5. The library will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, instead of the current hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Edinburgh Wright-Hageman Public Library will be closed Monday and Tuesday. Regular hours will resume Wednesday.

Bargersville senior center to close for holidays

The Bargersville Senior Center is closed for the holidays.

Regular hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at 14 W. Old South St. will resume Jan. 9.

Information: 422-5358, 422-5920

Recycle yule trees at three county locations

You can recycle your real Christmas tree at several locations across the county.

Take your tree to one of the following locations: near the baseball diamond at Center Grove High School, near the Purdue Extension Office at the Johnson County fairgrounds in Franklin or Indian Creek Intermediate School.

Take all the lights, tinsel and ornaments off the tree and take the tree out of the bag.

Trees will be accepted until Jan. 10.

For more information, contact the Johnson County Recycling District at 738-2546.

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