Auto burglaries rife on S. Washington
•Police were dispatched to the 3000 block and 3100 block of South Washington Avenue, three times on Thursday. In one burglary, the victim reported that the back window to his vehicle had been broken and three 1/100 gold coins, valued at $100 each, and an XM radio had been taken from his vehicle. In the second, the passenger window was smashed, but nothing was removed from the vehicle. The third victim stated his window was broken, but nothing was removed. However, he said this was the second burglary on his vehicle this week.
•Police were called to the 1700 block of Rancho Road, Wednesday, after the victim discovered someone had taken a tool box containing $500 worth of tools from his vehicle.
•Police were sent to the 700 block of Peach Street, Wednesday, where subjects gained entry into a home by forcing the side entrance. The victim said that a Toshiba laptop with black “fiber-looking” cover, an Nintendo Wii and 10K gold wedding band with ¼ K diamond had been stolen. Total value of items taken is estimated at $3,550.
•Police went to the 300 block of East Reed Street, Wednesday. Officers noted areas of the fence torn up, tire tracks and foot prints in the yard and wheel marks of some kind of device, possibly a dolly. They also discovered indications that a VCR had been removed from the residence. Officials have yet to get a complete list of items taken.
Anyone having information on these or any other crimes should contact Crime Stoppers, 888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.