Beef burglars busted, names released by Lincoln Police: Food Pantry has normal Tuesday
October 1, 2013, By Mike Fak, The thieves who broke into the Lincoln/Logan County Food Pantry have been arrested by Lincoln Police. Pantry manager Norm Newhouse said that the two brothers sold the meat to an unsuspecting 3rd party who contacted police after seeing the reports in local media.
In a report filed with the Herald, Michael Geriets Assistant Police Chief said, "The Lincoln Police Department has arrested William L. Bryles, age 47, of Lincoln IL., for a burglary that occurred at the Logan County Food Pantry over the weekend. The burglary was reported on the morning of September 30, 2013.
A door to the Food Pantry was forced open and food items valued over $300.00 were stolen from the Food Pantry. The Lincoln Police Department is looking for James P. Bryles age 45, the brother of William Bryles, in connection with this burglary. Anyone with knowledge of James Bryles' whereabouts should call the Lincoln Police at 217-732-2151."
The regular Tuesday pantry went smoothly, with stocks replaced and there might be a silver lining coming out of this theft. Newhouse says the pantry has received cash as well as several offers to have food drives in the near future to keep the pantry fully stocked for their customers.