By George Diepenbrock
August 15, 2010
One of Brenda Wilch’s instructors at the Lawrence Jazzercise Center called her earlier this month. It was 87 degrees inside the fitness center and getting warmer as the summer heat promised to increase outside at the strip mall, 3115 W. Sixth St.
Wilch, who’s owned the business since July 1, asked her maintenance man to work on the two units in the alley.
“They arrived. We looked outside and realized that one unit had been completely dismantled,” Wilch said. “The other unit was in pieces.”
Thieves had been after the copper wire in the units. Since July 30, Lawrence police have taken reports of five other similar crimes.
Sgt. Matt Sarna, a Lawrence police…