Police Catch One Suspected Car Burglar, But Others Reported
Police in West University Place tracked down a car burglar during an unrelated traffic stop last week, and were able to return property to the burglary victim.
On Feb. 2 around 6:50 a.m., police arrested a man in the 2900 block of Robinhood Street for a traffic offense. Officers found property in the car that they suspected the man had stolen. Police were able to track down the rightful owner, contact him, and confirm that the stuff had been stolen from the victim’s car.
Officers charged the suspect with theft, and found he had prior convictions for car and home burglary.
Also on Feb. 2, a West U. resident reported to police that someone stole her vehicle from her driveway in the 3100 block of Albans Street. She said someone took the car sometime between Jan. 30 and Feb. 2. Police are investigating the crime.
Two other people reported car burglaries during the week of Feb. 1 to 8.
- On Feb. 5 around 2 p.m., a person in the 5700 block of Buffalo Speedway reported to police that someone smashed his car window and stole two bank envelops filled with money.
- On Feb. 6 around 3:20 p.m., police arrived at the 6500 block of Belmont after a resident reported that someone entered his vehicle and stole money.