Police Investigate Car Break-Ins Carried Out during Snow Storm


Police are investigating a number of car break-ins that appeared to have occurred overnight last Friday into Saturday—the night of the most recent snowstorm:

  • South Avenue near Gerdes Road: A husband, 49, and wife, 53, told police that their two cars—a Jeep Wrangler and Hyundai Santa Fe—appear to have been broken into some time between 9 p.m. on Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday. The pair saw footprints in the snow around their cars, noticed they’d been rummaged through and found that some change had been taken.
  • Same area: Another married couple—he 44, she 47—told police that their Toyota and Ford Explorer had been entered some time between 5:45 p.m. Friday and 10:15 a.m. Saturday. They too saw footprints in the snow around their vehicles, and reported a small amount of cash stolen.
  • A 44-year-old town man told police that the rear driver’s side window had been smashed on his 2008 Lexus that same Friday, while the vehicle was parked in the Lumberyard municipal lot. It happened some time between 5 a.m. and 9:15 p.m. Friday. The only item missing from the car was a small flashlight worth $10.

Finally, police are investigating the theft of a $600 Gazelle-brand bike from the train station that they found about a block away. A 43-year-old man told police at 12:24 a.m. on March 21 that the bike lock (value $100) he used had been broken and his helmet (value $60) stolen off of the bike that he’d left there at 7:25 a.m. the prior day. An officer on scene noticed the bike resting against a tree near the intersection of Park and Elm Streets. Police are looking into video surveillance to capture an image of the thief, officials said.

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