An officer was dispatched to the 600 block of Horicon Street on May 14 at 3:40 p.m. after a 63-year-old Mayville man reported that a birdhouse in his yard had been damaged.

Upon arriving at the scene, the officer found the birdhouse on the ground dismantled with the roof missing along with three jars of peanut butter next to it. The officer made contact with the two suspects, a pair of sixyear- old twins, who confessed to disassembling the birdhouse with a screwdriver, hammer and a cordless drill in an effort to repair it.

The father of the twins paid $60 to the 63-year-old to cover the damages. On May 16 at 3:45 p.m., a 51-year-old Mayville woman contacted police regarding stolen property from her residence on the 500 block of Furnace Street. The woman told the officer that her step-daughter, a 24-year-old Milwaukee woman, had stolen her golden wedding ring and band, a seven-inch Samsung tablet, and a Nikon camera in addition to other items valued at more than $1,300. This matter is still under investigation.

Police were called to the 400 block of Seitz Avenue on May 18 at 6:27 p.m. after a 53-year-old Mayville man called to report that his neighbor’s cat tried to attack his cat that was leashed in his yard. The neighbor had been previously warned and was previously cited for having a cat at large. The 55-year-old owner of the cat was cited again for having a cat at large.


Jessica studied Criminal Justice in Ohio-based Defiance College. In 2011, she moved to McConnellsburg with his husband where she practiced her profession. She is one of the part-time writers of the team and she is passionate about crime-related news stories in and around the US.

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