Series of car break-ins on May 24
A series of automobile break-ins occurred at around the same time, in the same vicinity, on Friday, May 24th.
At 2:45 AM on May 24, an officer observed a vehicle in the driveway of a residence at 128 North Livingston Avenue with an open door and an interior light turned on. The officer also noticed the inside of the car had been ransacked, the car’s glove compartment was left open, and papers were scattered throughout the vehicle. Upon questioning the vehicle owner as to what had happened, the owner confirmed someone had gone through the vehicle, but nothing was reported to be missing.
An officer pursued a black Mercedes SUV on North Livingston Avenue. There was another vehicle, described as a sedan, driving in the same direction as the Mercedes. The vehicles refused to pull over for the officer, and proceeded onto Interstate 280 East. After the vehicles accelerated to excessively fast speeds, the officer terminated the pursuit due to safety concerns.
At 3:05 AM, an officer observed that the back door of a 2010 Chevy Trailblazer was open at 10 Brandon Avenue, and that the inside of the vehicle had been ransacked. Upon informing the owner of the vehicle of the incident, baseball equipment in the vehicle was reported missing.
Sometime after 3:05 AM, at 5 Mansfield Court, an officer saw a 2012 Toyota Camry with an open door and with it’s lights on. The vehicle also had a glove compartment which had been opened. Items were also scattered throughout the vehicle. The owner of the vehicle, once informed of the situation, reported a portable GPS and an Ipad missing.
At 3:18 AM, at 43 East McClellan Avenue, an officer noticed that a door and center console were open in a 2005 Porsche Cayenne. Contents were thrown around inside the vehicle. Once informed of the situation, the owner of the vehicle reported nothing missing.
At 3:20 AM, a homeowner at 7 Mansfield Court reported a stolen 2011 Honda Accord, which may have been one of the vehicles an officer had pursued earlier.
At 8:00 AM, a homeowner at 184 Laurel Avenue reported their black Mercedes SUV as stolen, which may have been one of the vehicles an officer had pursued.
Neither of the vehicles reported missing have been recovered.