Windham police looking for person who broke into department's evidence room

WINDHAM, Ohio - Windham police are looking for a person who broke into their department's evidence room this week, according to Windham Police Chief Eric Breiding.

Police said the break-in occurred sometime between 4 p.m. on Monday until 7 a.m. on Tuesday.

Surveillance footage shows a man wearing gloves and a ski mask while inside the evidence room.

The crook pried open an outside door and then cut the locks and kicked open an interior door, according to the chief.

The Windham Police Department recently relocated their police headquarters to 9083 North Main Street.

The evidence room is located at a temporary location until additional space is made at the new headquarters.

It's unclear what was taken from the evidence room but Breiding said guns, paperwork, money and drugs are some of the items typically kept inside.

"To categorize it on a level, it's very high. Obviously, this is very concerning," Breiding said.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is leading the investigation and the Portage County Sheriff's Department is assisting.

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