Joined: 02 Mar 2005
Location: Behind you....
[UPDATE] New Sentinel Article 11/05/05
The plot thickens....!
|Holyoke Housed Stolen Academy Equipment
By PIETRO SALK
Police officials have found high-tech equipment apparently stolen from the Academy on the premises of the Five of Cups bar in the Old Town. The items were discovered during the investigation of the recent murder of the bar's owner, Bernardo Holyoke.
Police Detective Helen Frye said that the goods were found in Holyoke's flat, located upstairs from the bar. "They were concealed behind a false back in a closet and screened from scanning equipment by an EM baffler," she said. "Someone was very serious about keeping these items secret." She said that interviews with the bar's former employees and frequent patrons has already begun.
Frye indicated that the equipment is primarily very expensive high-tech gear, some still with their Academy seal and identification numbers. Among the items are an array of jury-rigged equipment which she said could be used to jam keys, security systems, or driverless vehicles. "Going by the evidence, I'd say our Mr. Holyoke was up to a lot of no good," Frye said. "This does open up another whole avenue of investigation for us in the murder, though, so we hope to make more progress on the case soon."
Academy Security Henrik Tanner confirmed that the Academy were aware that the items had been stolen. "We have already been conducting an internal investigation into these breaches of security, and feel we have made significant progress in strengthening our protection against this kind of crime. We will be working closely with the city police department to get to the heart of this," he said in a written statement.
Police are searching for Holyoke's estranged wife, Jessica, whom they wish to question. Anyone who knows her whereabouts is encouraged to contact the police.
Holyoke was found dead in his Old Town bar in late April. No suspects have been arrested.
At a guess, I would say that Mr & Mrs Holyoke were in some way connected to the theft of the cube. Jessica may be our first true suspect?!? (apart from Sente...obviously)