Thieves Run Roughshod Overnight
Barrington police receive reports of unlocked vehicles, garages and sheds entered; Police Chief John LaCross says more patrols will be assigned to certain areas.
Barrington police received a handful of reports on Thursday, Sept. 20, of a spate of thefts from unlocked vehicles, garages and sheds, particularly in the Roberta Plat and Alfred Drowne neighborhoods, overnight Wednesday, Sept. 19.
“We will be assigning more patrols to that area of Barrington,” said Police Chief John LaCross. “And we urge people to lock their cars and garages and sheds.”
Thefts were reported from homeowners on Sixth Street, Walnut Road, Howard Street and Chapel Road in West Barrington, and Waseca Avenue and Belton Drive as well. The calls started coming in to police about 7:20 am on Thursday.
A 44-year-old woman on Sixth Street reported that $55 in cash was taken from an unlocked car parked in her unlocked garage.
A Chapel Road woman, 53, reported that her unlocked car parked in an unlocked garaged was ransacked, said LaCross. Nothing was reported missing.
Loose change was taken from an unlocked vehicle parked in a driveway of a home on Walnut Road.
Other unlocked vehicles parked at homes on Walnut and Howard streets were entered, LaCross said, with loose change reported as the only things missing.
The bulkhead of a home on Sixth Street also was reported found open by the homeowner. A search of the basement found nothing amiss.
A truck and a storage container on the truck parked at a home on Waseca Avenue was rummaged through, LaCross said. The owner, a man, 75, found nothing missing.
An iPod Touch and several credit cards were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked at a home on Belton Drive by its owner, a man, 26.