Westlake Car Break-in Epidemic

Westlake Police strongly urge residents to lock their cars after a rash of automobile break-in hit the city last week.POLICE_Westlake_Disclaimer

25 unlocked vehicles were rummaged through on the night of Nov. 29. Cash, coins, a checkbook, credit cards, and Rx medicine were taken from some. The auto upholstery was burned in one car; a cigar butt was recovered there and sent to BCI&I for analysis. Three of the incidents occurred in garages that were left open or unlocked. The thefts took place on streets and subdivisions along Hilliard Blvd., Bassett Rd. and Schwartz Rd.

21 unlocked cars were gone through in the Settlers Reserve development (off Hilliard east of Bassett Rd.) on the night of Nov. 27. Loose change and a knife were taken from a few of them.

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