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Theft spree in Liberty Township over the weekend

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The Porter County Sheriff’s Police are investing a string of theft complaints in Liberty Township that were reported over the weekend.

-- According to police, at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, a resident in the 400 block of Broadmoor Drive reported that his silver 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe was taken sometime overnight. He advised he returned home from shopping around 7:00 p.m. on Friday and parked the vehicle in front of his residence with the doors locked, police said.

The resident advised he woke up on Saturday at 6:30 a.m. to water plants and noticed the vehicle missing, police said.

One neighbor advised they thought they heard a vehicle leave around 12:00 a.m. but did not think it was suspicious, police said.

The resident could not give any suspect information and no broken glass was found in the roadway, police said.

Police estimated the loss at $12,000.

-- According to police, at 12:57 p.m. on Saturday, a resident in the 200 West block of County Road 700 North stated someone between Saturday, June 1, and Saturday, June 8, had entered his backyard and taken his 2001 Yamaha 4-wheeler from his shed.

Police said they did not find any damage to the shed or any signs of forced entry, but did locate tire tracks that led from the lawn to northbound on C.R. 700 North.

Police estimated the loss at $4,000.

-- According to police, at 10:01 a.m. on Sunday, a resident in the 100 block of Browning Lane reported that a plastic table and chair were taken from his backyard sometime between 9 p.m. on Saturday and 8:00 a.m. on Sunday. He also reported three plastic chairs had been damaged, police said.

Police estimated the total loss in theft and damages at $90.

-- According to police, at 12:19 p.m. on Sunday, a resident of the 1200 block of Aspen Drive reported that sunroof glass was taken from a vehicle parked at his residence sometime between Tuesday, May 28, and Wednesday, May 29.

The resident advised he had his daughter put the glass on the vehicle but was she unable to secure it, police said. The resident advised that a juvenile spoke to him on Thursday, June 6, stating that he saw another juvenile carrying the item to his residence.

Police said they went to the juvenile’s residence but were not able to locate the glass.

Police estimated the loss at $100.


Posted 6/10/2013