Was it theft by taking or the result of a foreclosure — or some of both?
The Commerce Police Department responded to a theft report at an Old Harden Orchard Road address where a 44-year-old white female explained that she and her husband, having lost the house to foreclosure, had moved away. She had come back, however, to make sure items left in a storage building on the property were still there.
Upon arrival, she told the police, she saw the storage building door open and noticed that a picnic table by the house was missing. Pointing to the next-door neighbor’s house, she said, “There is my trampoline right there,” the incident report said.