Recent vehicle break-ins and thefts have increased in the city.
A vehicle has been stolen, and was recovered in the early hours of Monday morning Nov. 20. The officials did not immediately provide many details such as the location and time of theft.
Police followed the car on Wooster Ave. at 2:49 am. The vehicle stopped at East 16th Street. Driver – skinny 5-foot-8 person wearing a black hoodie – ran in to a back yard and escaped.
It is possible that the vehicle was damaged by hitting an utility pole in East 11th Street, near M&M Market.
Someone reported an accident there at 2:42 am. A caller reported that they heard a crash, saw two people exit a car, and run towards M&M Market before getting back into the vehicle.
Before that, someone in the 1000 Block of North Crater Avenue said someone in a dark-colored hoodie had written on the back.
Chad Mauer, a police detective in the city’s department of criminal investigations, said that the rise in auto thefts was alarming. Police Detective Chad Mauer urges residents to secure their cars and not leave valuables in vehicles.
He said that it is very rare for someone to force their way into a vehicle. They open unlocked car doors and take items out of the vehicle.
The police have increased their patrols at night, but criminals can hide in the darkness.
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