from the Lowell Tribune, Nov. 20, 1930, page 1
Also found in the Clipping Files at Lowell Public Library--LH--"Crime and Criminals"
THIEVES MAKE A RAID ON TURKEY ROOST
JOHN BLACK LOSES 28 FOWLS EARLY SUNDAY A.M. TWO HELD.
John Black, living near Schneider, was the victim of turkey thieves early Sunday morning and as a result he is minus 28 fine birds, valued at more than $100.
The turkeys were roosting on a specially prepared roost some distance from the house and early Sunday morning the family saw men moving about the place where the turkeys were roosting, but by the time they got there the thieves had got in their work and fled. A check up showed the above number missing. After it got light several of the turkeys returned home and it is not known whether they became frightened and flew away or whether the men dropped them. No auto tracks were visible near the roost so it is presumed that the thieves came to the roost and took the birds and carried them to their truck in which they were hauled away.
Members of the Southern Lake County Protective Association were notified and they soon were scouring the country for traces of the men who did the deed. Two men are being held at the county jail on suspicion, but no other evidence has been obtained as yet. It is to be hoped that the guilty parties will be apprehended and given the full penalty.