At least seven residents in a half-dozen block area around downtown Davidson reported automobile break-ins Monday, including one in which the thief or thieves stole a car. Police were investigating reports of break-ins on Hillside Drive, South Street and off Walnut and Spring streets.
Most of the break-ins happened sometime between late Sunday night and early Monday morning, and in many cases, cars were left unlocked.
Police reports are not yet available, so it’s not yet known what type of car was stolen, or what was missing from the other cars. In one case, a resident told DavidsonNews.net that someone ransacked two cars at her home, taking a pair of expensive headphones from one. Another resident found his car with the trunk open, and the registration and insurance card missing.
It was the second rash of auto break-ins in the past week near downtown Davidson. Last Wednesday, Sept. 12, several vehicle break-ins were reported in an area stretching from Lorimer Road to Woodland and Thompson streets to Pine Road, police said.
Officer David Houk was investigating on Monday. He said the thief or thieves probably worked their way down the street overnight, checking for open car doors, and he reminded owners to lock their cars. “Help us help you,” he said. “Lock your doors. … I’ve talked to so many people who keep their doors unlocked.”
We’ll have more information in our next Police Blotter later this week.