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Spree of car burglaries hits Riverton
Jun 18, 2014 - From staff reports
Residents are reminded to lock their car doors due to a rash of car burglaries overnight Monday to Tuesday.
At 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, a person in the 900 block of Eastview Drive said a tan Toyota Matrix had been broken into. The individual thought a stereo had been taken from the vehicle, but officials said the item was found on the floor of the car.
A tan purse containing a gold wallet reportedly was taken from a car in the 500 block of Elk Drive; the report was made at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. The reporting party said $20 and a debit card also were missing.
The same area was the subject of a call later in the day. At about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday a woman in the 500
block of Elk Drive said several items, including an iPod, had been taken from her car.
At about 8 a.m. Tuesday, an individual in the 700 block of Spencer Street said two vehicles had been "rummaged through." Some coins were moved, but the reporting party didn't think anything of value had been taken. A similar report was made at about 10 a.m. regarding a vehicle in the 200 block of East Bell Avenue.
At least three vehicles reportedly were broken into at Fritz's Repair, 620 S. Federal Blvd. Officials said a car door sustained about $200 in damage; the report was made at about 8:45 a.m. Tuesday.
Money and "other items" reportedly were taken from a black 2007 Chrysler in the 1400 block of Pinecrest Street. The call came in at about 2 p.m. Tuesday.
The Fremont County Sheriff's Office also took a call Tuesday regarding theft from a motor vehicle. At about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday someone called from Gardens North Drive to report that someone had broken into her vehicle between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. that day.