Columbia property management company ‘trashed’ in weekend burglary | Central Missouri News

A break-in and burglary this weekend at the Hawthorne Management Company.

COLOMBIA — There was a burglary at the Hawthorne Management Company over the weekend, according to Columbia police.

Shawna Meenen, a Hawthorne employee and daughter of the company owner, said she noticed something wrong with the door when she arrived at work on Monday.

“Whenever I discovered the doors had been kicked in, I immediately went back to my car and called 911,” Meenen said.

According to Columbia Police, officers were dispatched to the scene at 12:30 p.m. Monday.

A crime scene investigator was also at the scene collecting evidence. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be available at a later date, according to CPD Public Information Specialist Jeff Pitts.

Hawthorne Management Company, located on Garth Avenue, opened in 1984.

According to Meenen, she assumes the burglar was looking for money because the place seemed “trashed.” The burglar also took random items, Meenen said.

“They took a weird array of things. And they took new toilets, microphones, and a guitar,” Meenen said.

If anyone has information about the burglary, contact CPD at 573-874-7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573-875-TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.