Brief Outage in Meridian

By: George McDonald
By: George McDonald

Meridian Police Department detective Burta Fitch was the first officer on the scene at what was thought to have been a burglary attempt at
a local business during a blackout Monday night.

"I heard the alarm going off down here at Advance Audio and I drove around the building and that's when I discovered this window had been shattered," said Fitch. "I called for back-up and we checked the building."

No one was inside, but a rock had been thrown through a window.
The blackout was caused when a limb from a tree fell on a pole knocking out power temporarily. Investigators have labeled it vandalism since nothing was stolen.

Barry Branning, manager of Advance Audio, sells car audio, security and other accessories.

"I felt like there was probably intent to take something and found out that there was actuallly security even though the power was out,"
said Branning.

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