January 25, 2013
Tuesday Santa Fe Police received a call to investigate a burglary in the 13500 block of 18th St.
The resident reported returning home and finding a window up and a ladder moved away from the trailer. At first, he thought nothing of it, believing the wind had knocked the ladder over.
It was only after he discovered a bucket of quarters missing that he realized his home had been burglarized. He estimated the bucket of quarters to be around $1500.
A quarter weighs 5.67 grams. There are 400 quarters in $100, so: 5.67 X 400 = 2268 grams and 2268 grams = 5 lbs
So, the bandit hauled off 6,000 quarters weighing 75 pounds.
The burglary is under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this or any other incident is requested to contact the Santa Fe Police at 409-925-2000