the burglars broke in by smashing a window
he rudely broke in to drop the names of several celebrities that he had met
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The phone containing the messages belonged to someone suspected of the break-in.—Esther Kang, Peoplemag, 13 Sep. 2023 Police are searching for a person who broke into a San Fernando Valley church and smashed several windows before running away, the latest of several break-ins at the nondenominational church that have forced its leaders to consider moving.—Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 11 Sep. 2023 Five teenagers were arrested at Davidson High School on Friday following an investigation into a break-in at a nearby home undergoing renovations.—John Sharp | Jsharp@al.com, al, 9 Sep. 2023 More information released:Man shot by police and police dog stabbed in possible break-in
John Tufts covers evening breaking and trending news for the Indianapolis Star.—John Tufts, The Indianapolis Star, 5 Sep. 2023 The 24-hour access to the rest area has also made the campground an attractive target for break-ins, leading the park to erect a big fence around the campsites and hire overnight security.—oregonlive, 5 Sep. 2023 Zero break-in time is needed, so the recipient can put them on right out of the box (and, most likely, never take them off).—Quincy Bulin, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Sep. 2023 Nearly two weeks before the break-ins Saturday, MIT police reported that an unknown person entered and stole property from 111 Bay State Road, according to the statement.—Collin Robisheaux, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Sep. 2023 The call initially came in as a break-in at an auto repair shop around 8 p.m. Friday, Weilhammer said.—John Tufts, The Indianapolis Star, 2 Sep. 2023
Fry suggests following a cycle-and-soak pattern—watering in short, 15-minute-long intervals with breaks in between—to reduce runoff and allow your plants to become more resilient.—Abby Wilson, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 Sep. 2023 Morales’ big break in Ukraine came early in the war.—Justin Scheck, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Sep. 2023 Jacksonville comes into the season as the AFC South favorite behind quarterback Trevor Lawrence, while the Colts are breaking in No. 4 overall NFL Draft pick Anthony Richardson.—Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, 7 Sep. 2023 These infections happen when bacteria-laden seawater infiltrates a break in the skin.—Maryn McKenna, WIRED, 6 Sep. 2023 How Kit Kat broke in two Kit Kat wasn’t always controlled by two separate companies.—Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN, 2 Sep. 2023 That was the assignment for the Wolfpack, who traveled to Connecticut while breaking in new quarterback Brennan Armstrong and offensive coordinator Robert Anae.—Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, 1 Sep. 2023 Look for a break in the heat waves, the first crisp morning, or the last true summer storm to give you the thumbs-up to hang a fall wreath on your front door.—Kate McGregor, House Beautiful, 1 Sep. 2023 But with a little extra brightness, the moon should be able to shine through any breaks in the clouds.—oregonlive, 30 Aug. 2023 See More
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