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9 car prowls, 2 burglaries as crime spree continues
A rash of car prowls continued over the last week of March. The crime spree began with eight prowls and one vehicle theft on Sunday night, March 24.
Two burglaries and nine car prowls took place late Friday night, March 29. Someone entered a house under construction through the front door, which had been left unlocked and open after the door jam was painted, in the 5200 block of Butterworth Road. A 50-inch flatscreen TV was stolen after being removed from a wall. A TV bracket mount was taken into evidence for fingerprints. A Bose sound system and digital recording system were also stolen. The victim's obscured surveillance camera recorded two suspects at 2:11 a.m. The total loss was $3,500.
In the same block, three unlocked vehicles were entered and searched, and $4 in coins were stolen out of one vehicle. Someone also rummaged through a Toyota Highlander in the 5300 block, but no items were known to be missing.
An open garage in the 4200 block of Shoreclub Drive was entered, and two unlocked vehicles parked inside were rummaged through. $5 in coins was stolen. Multiple items were stolen out of an unlocked vehicle parked in a carport in the same block — including cash, two bags of rock climbing gear such as harnesses, carabiners and belaying equipment, and a vehicle registration and insurance card.
A radar detector and iPod were stolen out of an unlocked vehicle in the 9400 block of S.E. 52nd Street, and the total loss was $700. In the same block, sometime between 3 and 8:30 a.m., several items were stolen out of two vehicles parked in a driveway. Stolen items included a vehicle registration, $3 in coins, a Bluetooth adapter and charger, a broken phone charger and a pair of cuff links. A mini iPad worth $350 was stolen out of an unlocked Acura MDX and the center console was dislodged in the 8800 block of S.E. 37th Street.
Earlier in the week, the theft of $2,000 in tools was reported. The tools were stolen out of an electrician's van sometime after March 22 in the 7400 block of S.E. 27th Street. The rear door handle was broken for entry into the vehicle.
On Wednesday night, March 27, the front passenger window was shattered out of a vehicle in the 2500 block of 81st Avenue S.E. A Garmin GPS unit and its cords were stolen, and the total loss was $280.