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Police warn of rash of vehicle entries

By DARRELL SMITH - dsmith@newsexaminer.com

The Connersville Police Department is on the lookout for a person or persons who have begun a rash of overnight vehicle entries.

Police Chief Carol McQueen is asking people to lock their vehicles and, more importantly, keep valuable items out of sight or take them out of the vehicle. 

Between Sunday and Wednesday mornings, police received 14 reports of vehicle entry and theft. CPD has increased patrols to try to catch someone in the act, said McQueen. If the same person is committing the crimes, he or she is using a vehicle to get from area to area. 

Six reports came Sunday from Hickory Court, Hickory Drive and South Gray Road. In most instances, change or small amounts of cash were taken. Jewelry was missing from one vehicle and $70 from a purse in another vehicle.

Two reports came Monday, one from Gray Road, although the owner said the event took place a week earlier, and from the 2300 block of Iowa Avenue. In that entry, the person took a pair of expensive sunglasses.

Tuesday morning brought two more reports from the early morning hours, from Flint Drive and Ohio Avenue. In the Ohio Avenue theft, the person stole a wedding ring.

Four reports came in late Tuesday, one from Flint Drive, one from nearby Eby Drive, one from the 2700 block of Grand Avenue and the other in the 2800 block of Iowa Avenue.

Some vehicles had been unlocked, according to police reports.