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More Thefts from Vehicles Reported

(La Porte County, IN) - Police are hoping to solve a recent string of thefts from motor vehicles outside La Porte.


According to La Porte County Police, deputies since January 1st have investigated 12 thefts of miscellaneous items from motor vehicles parked in subdivisions and neighborhoods near Crichfield Elementary School and in rural Center Township.


The doors were not locked on some of the vehicles, but windows were shattered to get inside vehicles that were locked, police stated further.


It appears all of the thefts and acts of vandalism have occurred during the overnight hours. 


In one of the cases, an estimated $1,650 in power tools and other belongings were removed from a take home work vehicle of a NIPSCO employee on County Road 350 North, according to a police report.


A wallet containing $100 in cash and three credit cards were removed from a vehicle parked close to a residence after both side windows were shattered in the 600 block of Holton Road. According to police, two other reports filed the same day on January 21 involved thefts of items such as $45 in cash, a portable Blue Tooth speaker and Playstation also on Holton Road and the 100 block of Williams Avenue.


Authorities are encouraging area residents, along with any visiting family members and friends, to remove all valuable property from inside their motor vehicles and lock the doors.  People should also call 911 immediately if they observe any suspicious individuals and vehicles or hear any unusual noises.

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