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SH responds with shopping spree after break-in at store


July 11, 2017

GARRY BURKS shows a chain that was cut by burglars who broke into his store.

In response to the fifth in a series of burglaries at Santiam Feed and Garden, Sweet Home residents showed up in shopping force last week to support the longtime local business.

Jason Redick, son-in-law of the owners, said that during the night of July 2, burglars cut the chain on a loading gate to gain access to the store and then took a red Radio Flyer wagon with side rails, a cast iron pot with flowers in it and various plants.

The items have no secondary market value, he said, and are most likely sitting in someone’s yard.

The wagon was a boyhood toy of the owners’ grandsons, Gab...

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