Archive for Thursday, April 6, 2006

Neighborhood cars burglarized

April 6, 2006

In a span of almost 12 hours on March 23, three separate reports were taken of cars that were burglarized in the area surrounding the 1500 block of Savage Street.

Eudora Police Chief Greg Dahlem said the first incident was reported at about 6:55 p.m. A 47-year-old victim in the 1100 block of West 13th Lane reported stereo equipment removed from the vehicle. Officers estimated the loss at $450.

"It's pretty much concentrated to one area," Dahlem said.

The next report came nearly 45 minutes later in the 1500 block of Savage Street, Dahlem said.

A 36-year-old male victim reported a cell phone and computer equipment removed from his car. Officers estimated the loss at $780.

Officers took a final burglary report nearly 12 hours later, also in the 1500 block of Savage Street.

A 31-year-old male reported stereo equipment stolen from his vehicle. Officers estimated the loss at $150.

Although there are no known suspects in the case, officers invite citizens to call if they have information.

"Anyone with information may contact the police anonymously," Dahlem said.

Similar strings of burglaries have taken place in Eudora before, Dahlem said.

"Occasionally it does take place," Dahlem said.

Most occurrences happen in different parts of the city, Dahlem said.

He said the fact that these burglaries happened in one area could make things easier on the officers.

"We more than likely have someone in the area doing it," Dahlem said.

In response to the burglaries, Dahlem said the department has increased patrols in the area.

The Eudora Police Department can be reached at 542-3121.

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