The Waxahachie Police Department is seeking information from the public related to a recent burglary of a storage unit used by Historic Waxahachie Inc.

Police were dispatched at 11 a.m. Feb. 10 to the 200 block of Ferris Ave.

Officer Derek Behringer met with a resident who reported that his self-storage unit had been burglarized, stated Lt. Todd Woodruff, the head of the criminal investigations division of WPD. Items reported stolen from the unit include signs, brochures and stationary marked “Historic Waxahachie.”

“The offense is believed to have occurred between Feb. 4 and Feb. 9,” Woodruff said. “ It was not determined how entry was made into the unit.”

Historic Waxahachie Inc. Program Chair Kathleen Bowen said the items that were taken have very little monetary value but are extremely important to the organization.

“Everything was gone and it was boxes of stuff that didn’t mean anything to anyone but us, so it would have no resale value. There were a few house placards, three of them,” Bowen said. “There were binders of information from when the organization was founded in 1978, so it has the history of the organization and information on work that people have done over the years. That is the real value of it. We have lost a big chunk of historic Waxahachie history because somebody thought there was something in those boxes.”

Bowen said there were about 6,500 historic walking and driving tour maps taken from the unit as well. The items taken will take a lot of money to replace.

HWI officials are offering a reward of $100 for the recovery of the stolen items. No questions asked. Items can be dropped off at 217 E. Main or by phoning Jerry Chapman, the HWI vice president, at 972-923-9241.

Anyone with information can also contact Detective Albert Martinez with the Waxahachie Police Department at 469-309-4435 or The police department is located at 216 N. College St. in downtown Waxahachie.

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