On Feb. 8, the assistant Librarian of the Warren Community Library discovered that morning the front door of the library had been forced open. Police said the door had been opened sometime between 8 p.m. the night before and the next morning, when staff discovered the library had been entered.
No other damage done but it was discovered the donation jar and some loose change on the desk had been taken. Deputy Paul Pinkham was able to gather some evidence and is continuing the investigation.
On Feb. 9, at approximately 4 a.m., Knox County Regional Communications Center received a call of a robbery at a residence that had just occurred at a home on Crabtree Road in Hope. Knox County Deputies and Camden police responded to the scene.
Two men allegedly entered the residence and started looking for something by turning over furniture, according to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
There were two men staying at the residence at the time. The person who rents the house was not home, the S.O. said, in a news release.
Of the two men staying there, one immediately ran out the back door to go to a neighbors to call for help.
The other man was confronted by the two assailants, who reportedly held a gun to him and demanded money.
One shot was fired through the floor at the residence to threaten the man. The two assailants quickly left after not being able to find what they were apparently looking for. It is believed they were in a truck that they had parked up on the road away from the residence.
It is believed that this was a targeted specific occurrence and that the general public is not threatened from a random home invasion.
Both of the victims are assisting with the investigation and evidence was gathered at the scene, the S.O. said Other potential witnesses and information will be gathered as the Knox County Sheriff's Office Patrol and Criminal Investigation Divisions continue to work this.
“As we always ask, ‘if you should see something or hear something, (especially in the middle of the night that appears out of the ordinary) say something,’ by calling the Knox County Regional Communications Center and letting us investigate,” said Sheriff Tim Carroll.