$5,000 Tool Stolen

A device used for precise measurements in mechanical trades is stolen from a storage shed.

Saline County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating after someone broke a door on a shed in the 400 block of N. Perry in Brookville and stole a machinist’s micrometer valued at $5,000.

Officers say the break-in occurred sometime between Tuesday night at 11:30pm and Wednesday at 6pm.

Thieves also removed a 5-gallon gas can with nozzle from the property.

Total loss and damage is estimated at $5,130.