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Police Urge Havre de Grace Residents to Lock Vehicles

There were thefts from 15 cars in Havre de Grace neighborhoods, said police.

Havre de Grace police are asking citizens to lock their car doors following a string of thefts from vehicles earlier this week.

Cell phones, iPods, bank cards and loose change left in vehicles were stolen from 15 cars left unlocked in Havre de Grace neighborhoods between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning, according to Julie Morgan, spokeswoman for the Havre de Grace Police Department.

All of the vehicles—which were parked on Tidewater Drive, Heather Way, Cedarcroft, Bayland Drive, Spinnaker Way, Hall Court, Juniata Drive and Alliance Street—were unlocked, Morgan said. Officials are investigating the incidents, according to Morgan.

“Make sure you lock your vehicles,” Teresa Walter, chief of the Havre de Grace Police Department, told citizens at Monday's City Council meeting. "It's a matter of opportunity for [criminals], so if they see it there, they are going to take the opportunity if they can."

Gran October 17, 2012 at 06:25 PM
We had trouble in the past on Lafayette and Giles Street..........several neighbors noticed teenagers walking down the street very close to the park cars as if they were looking in.........and we often wondered if we kept our eyes out during the day and notice - we may actually be seeing the people who may be "casing" the area............but locking the cars is a must for sure!
Michael Hitchings October 18, 2012 at 12:47 PM
I lock my cars, and urge my neighbors to do the same...but if this is being perpetrated by teens, then this responsibility should be beholden to the parents of those teens to take an active role in those kids lives. Be parents! Be responsible for your kids and their actions! We cannot turn into a town/society of victims trying to stay one step ahead of the criminals!

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