Lincoln
8:45 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Security Review After Lincoln Home Break-In

Credit flickr/tjjohn12

Workers at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in
Springfield are reviewing security procedures after a man broke in to the
basement.
 
The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports (http://bit.ly/1dIqzN9 ) a man
from Marshall in southeastern Illinois pleaded guilty to trespassing and
criminal property damage after being found in the basement earlier this month.
 
Jordan Clark was sentenced to time served and ordered to pay $3,000 in
restitution.
 
Authorities say he may have been trying to steal copper wire from the property.
 
Dale Phillips is superintendent of the site. He says the break-in was the first
workers at the property can remember.
 
Phillips says employees with go over security procedures, but said police and
park rangers were alerted by a security alarm and arrived within minutes of the
break-in.