are reminding residents to lock their vehicles at all times—even if cars are parked in driveways.
On Friday, Sept. 7 two residents—one who lives on Shagbark Drive, the other on Butler Lane—both reported that sometime over the previous night their cars were entered and items were stolen.
The catch? The cars entered were all unlocked.
According to police, a female resident of Shagbark Drive reported two cars parked in her driveway were entered through unlocked doors. She reported a pair of Gucci sunglasses and a sunglass case—valued at $300—were missing.
A 61-year-old male Butler Lane resident reported an old iPod—valued at $50—was taken from the glovebox of his unlocked vehicle.
Sergeant Carol Ogrnic said because of the proximity of the two residences, it's likely the thefts were related.
"It’s only a street away [and] within walking distance," Ogrnic said. "[It's likely] with the time frame, they are connected."
Ogrnic said if anyone sees suspicious vehicles late at they should contact police.
On Sept. 10, a 69-year-old Locust Avenue resident reported to police a Salsco 625NS—a wood chipper, shredder and vacuum machine used for mulching—was stolen from where it was being stored on New Lane. The man said the machine is valued at $9,640.
According to police, the man said he had last seen the machine on Aug. 31.
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