Tuesday, June 26, 2012
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Peter Hawser was probably being a little bit sarcastic when he commented on an article over the weekend about thefts at Kitchens Lane in the Wissahickon, but he definitely made a point. Three out of the four cars had something worth stealing. Gee, I wonder what we could do to help prevent this? What possible strategies might we explore to prevent thieves from stalking our parks and parking lots? Please, please, we need to hear from our community thought leaders to guide us. Help us figure this out! It's true. Community meetings are often called when there is a string of thefts, but Hawser's point (I think) is that people shouldn't leave valuables in their cars. There were four break-ins in one day at that spot, and others have said they've…
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Four separate cars were broken into, according to police.
Six teens are believed to be responsible for four separate car break-ins that took place on Kitchens Lane by the Wissahickon Valley Park, according to police. Police said the teens were seen leaving the scene. They weren't wearing shirts, police said, but they were wearing backpacks. Here's what happened (all according to police): A safety tip from the Friends of the Wissahickon says this: "When you park your car, lock your doors; carry your keys with you; and do not leave wallets, cell phones or other valuables in plain sight in your car. The major area of crime in the Wissahickon is in the parking lots."
Thursday, June 21, 2012
There were three on that block in the past week or so.
There have certainly been a lot of car break-ins around the area surrounding the 200 block of West Upsal Street over the past week or so. After a week in which handicap placards were stolen from cars there, three car break-ins were reported on the block. There was also one that police said took place on the 300 block of West Upsal Street. Here's a list of car-related crime over the course of the past week-plus. Car rifled through, nothing taken: Police said a car parked on the 700 block of East Vernon Road Friday was rifled through but that nothing was taken. Computer monitor taken, car broken into: Police said a car was broken into on the 200 block of West Upsal Street Friday and that a computer monitor was taken. Car window damaged: …