This week we experienced two home burglaries and three UBEVs (Unlawful Breaking and Entering Vehicles).
The first home burglary occurred on West Montcrest Road sometime during the past two weeks. Entrance was made after the thief broke a window in the front of the home. Cash was taken, and a safe (not a substantial safe) was pried open. Jewelry was taken from the safe. There was no alarm.
The second home burglary occurred on West Montcrest Road between June 1 and June 3. This burglary was likely committed by the same thief that broke into the other West Montcrest home. He entered the home through a window on the rear of the house. The victim hasn’t determined that any property was taken. There was no alarm.
The first UBEV occurred on Montevallo Road the night of May 30. The victim’s vehicle was parked in his driveway. A wallet, GPS, cash and other items were taken. The vehicle was not locked. (Case solved.)
The second UBEV occurred on Mountain Lane the night of May 20. This vehicle was parked in the victim’s driveway A digital camera and charger were taken from this vehicle. It was not locked. (Case solved.)
The third UBEV occurred between 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. on May 30. A lady parked her vehicle on Beechwood
Road while she went jogging. When she returned, she discovered that her window had been broken, and her purse, credit card and checkbook had been taken. The vehicle was locked.
I would like to make special mention of our detective division and their work this past week. They have already solved two UBEV cases and recovered much of the property taken.
An elderly lady on Hampshire Drive reported that someone had taken some jewelry from a drawer.
We had a report of an unruly teenager. There was no physical violence involved.
On June 2 at approximately 4:41 p.m., we received a call that two white males on dirt bikes were tearing up the grass at the Cherokee Bend School. Our officer answered the call and encountered the subjects. Both individuals are considered adults as they are 18 and 20 years old. They were arrested for destroying the school property (grass).
We took a report of a “hit and run” on Church Street. According to the victim, her vehicle was parked, and another vehicle backed into her vehicle, which caused damage. The suspect vehicle drove away, but not before a tag number was noted.
A copper theft occurred on Pine Crest Road. The thief took three copper downspouts off of the victim’s home. This occurred between May 23 and June 5.
Last week, we had an incident where an unstable individual was walking around a neighborhood attempting to enter homes. She did enter a home and was apprehended by the police. I later learned that a lady witnessed her attempting to enter the homes, but she didn’t call us immediately because she wondered whether she should call 911. I mention this because calling 911 immediately is very important. Let me reiterate what we have said before, “If in doubt, call.” It is better to call and everything turn out to be okay than to take the chance that a criminal may hurt someone or take someone’s property. It is a miserable feeling to know that you could have saved someone from injury if you had called.