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Unlocked Cars and Bikes and BMW Emblem Theft

This week's roundup of police activities has the usual suspects, from barking dogs and noise complaints to an array of unlocked items.

April 10

12:02 p.m. – The driver of a white van got into a solo accident while pulling into the entrance of CVS on East Blithedale Avenue, and was reportedly blocking the roadway. The vehicle was towed from the scene. No one was injured.

1:02 p.m. – A resident of Elm Avenue called police to report a barking dog nearby. Police went to a nearby home and advised the owner and he brought the dog inside.

1:54 p.m. – A resident reported seeing three teens open an unlocked silver and black Smart car on the 400 block of Miller Avenue in front of an office and steal a briefcase. Police went to the area and found three teens matching the description of the thieves and cited them.

April 11

1:54 p.m. - A resident reported having her purse taken from her unlocked car in front of a house on Sycamore Avenue. The woman’s mother reported seeing two high school age teens, one black girl and one white boy, loitering in the area.

April 12

2:45 p.m. – A resident reported that his black Specialized Rockhopper mountain biked, valued at more than $1,000, was taken from outside the Champagne French Bakery Café on Throckmorton Ave. between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The bike was not locked – just leaned up against the wall.

4:35 p.m. – A resident of Del Casa Drive reported arriving home to find that her house had been entered and two computers, an Xbox, a Wii and other items were stolen. There was no sign of forced entry.

April 13

9:04 p.m. – A resident reported seeing a driver of a blue Lincoln talking to himself while pumping gas at the Arco on Redwood Hwy. and appearing to be intoxicated. Police checked the area but were unable to locate the DUI suspect.

April 15

4:17 a.m. – A resident of Summit Ave. reported that a group of teens were making noise in the street for the past hour. Police determined that the subjects were in the backyard of a home on the 300 block of Summit and they agreed to go inside for the night and keep the noise down.

9:16 a.m. – Someone stole the BMW emblem from the front of a BMW parked in the 300 block of Throckmorton Ave. on April 14.

9:38 a.m. – A resident of th 700 block of Miller Ave. reported that the driver of a vehicle had lost control of a car last night and crashed into one of their trees. The resident told police that she did not know the extent of the damage the day before but that “it’s pretty severe” and “there is debris everywhere.”

sarah haynes April 20, 2012 at 08:02 PM
im super sorry to hear about the bikes and purses and stuff - horrible karma. but i want to give an award to the person who stole the BMW emblem - thats hysterical. i think i'll start removing them from cars too. MV could use a little ruckus. my isuzu trooper was changed to 'pooper' years ago at burningman and i never changed it back. MV could use a little playa dust...!
Bob Reddick April 20, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Considering the lack of parental control and proper parental guidance in this town, why would the actions of selfish, disrespectful teenagers be so unexpected. I'm surprised there aren't more reports about these self-absorbed, indulged offspring of truly privileged, absent parents. If you give birth, it is your job to be a parent, which means having to say NO to your really "special" child, instead of being their buddy.
Joanne Blake April 25, 2012 at 02:45 PM
when people leave their purse in a unlocked car they are just asking to have it stolen.
Thomas December 07, 2012 at 06:53 AM
In my area, we also had the same, but even worse. Some car parts were stolen from my friend’s car. Side mirrors were stolen and so she has to replace these. We went to the nearest car parts dealer, and surprisingly, the same side mirrors were there on sale. How did she know? She made a mark somewhere hidden and recognized the mark. She had to buy these again and re-installed. http://www.carid.com

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