Company providing services for individuals with disabilities burglarized


ST. GEORGE – A company that provides services for the individuals with disabilities was the target of a burglary.

The St. George Police Department was notified of a burglary Monday morning at Rise Services, 1192 W. Sunset Blvd. St. George Police Capt. James Van Fleet said that sometime over the weekend, the business had been broken into. The individual (or individuals) broke a window to get inside of the building.

Multiple TVs and DVD players were taken, Van Fleet said.

The facility lacks video surveillance, he added, making it hard to pin down potential suspects.

“There’s not a lot of physical evidence,” he said. “No good solid information.”

However, one area that will be “hit hard” is the stolen property.

Van Fleet said the police will be watching pawnshops in the area, as well as throughout the state, for signs of the stolen items. The serial numbers of the stolen items will be cross-referenced with a national database and pawnshop database.

So far there is no readily-available description of suspects involved, but Van Fleet said the public may be able to help. People with information about the case can leave anonymous tips at the St. George Police website.

According to its website, Rise Services is “a nonprofit organization that specializes in home and community-based support services for children and adults with developmental and other disabilities, children with mental health challenges, and aging adults.”

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Copyright 2012 St. George News.

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1 Comment

  • WTF May 15, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    “police will be watching pawnshops in the area” nice warning, now the theives know where to avoid!

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