Thefts from cars reported over weekend

Wallets, cash and electronics were reported stolen from unlocked cars over the weekend in Pontaluna Road neighborhoods west of U.S. 31.
Becky Vargo
Jun 23, 2014

 

Norton Shores Police received several larceny complaints and said all of the thefts occurred overnight – some in the Windflower Bay neighborhood in the area of Pontaluna and Martin roads, and some in the 5600 block of Westwood Drive.

Police said all of the vehicles were unlocked and several were in open garages.

Area residents are encouraged to remove valuables from their vehicles, close the windows and lock their doors, police said.

Anyone with information on the incidents is asked to call the Norton Shores Police Department at 231-733-2691, or Muskegon County Silent Observer at 231-72-CRIME.
 

Comments

theconspirator

Well if they broke into my garage they would be lost in my mass of crap and would most likely die of starvation. I will clean it tonight...I don't want it to start to stink if they break in...

michiglen

Summer time in the Tri-Cities...

Lock up your daughters too....

Interestedreader

These dudes are brazen and will walk into your open garages and help themselves,neighbors can help with a watchful eye and alert the police and homeowners.

dyankee

Let me get this straight...Per, the GHT's recent story on the State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Alliance Entrapment Taxation program(CVEAET) in early June, the police were able to write 440 commercial vehicle citations generating in excess of $64,000 in two days off the backs of hardworking Americans.

However, a similar well trained police force can't find one or two rank amateur car thieves waltzing into open garages on private property and snooping around cars and stealing wallets & various electronic devices?

In a response, the police nearly blame the victims for these PITA non revenue generation calls they received over the weekend because they left their cars unlocked even though, many vehicles were parked inside of their garages and all on private property. Do I have this right?

I don't understand why these victims were not arrested and charged with a misdemeanor and sent to the re-education camp located on the compound of the Lake Shore Ethnic Diversity Alliance. Surely, we must be tolerant of individuals whom have less. Therefore, to call the police on people with less than you, is virtually discriminating against them on every level.

This illustrates the core problem as to why the police departments need more funding in chasing these redonkulous calls from whining citizens loosing their wallets and I-phones, as a result of their own stupidity.

Lanivan

I'm not sure where you're going with your comment, but since no arrests have been made, we can't rule out the possibility that the thieves live in the neighborhood, have scoped things out, and hit the properties that appear to be easy targets.

It's amazing how many people in this area leave unlocked cars with phones, purses, and other paraphernalia in plain sight sitting in open/unlocked garages or out in the driveway. I guess it's the same mentality of people who don't wear motorcycle helmets, or seat belts - it can never happen to me.

dyankee

I'll let you ponder my comments for a day or two as you see more cops in your travels spending our tax dollars hiding in the medians of highways, church parking lots, and high commuting areas of working people using the most important gun on them in their arsenal....the radar gun.

Hardworking people get clobbered for $115 bucks and 2 points for going 8 mph over and are straddled with higher insurance rates for trying to meet appointments, deadlines, and hectic work & family schedules. All the while, virtually no resources are allocated to punk thieves repeatedly stealing from cars, garages, homes, marina's, cabins, and businesses.

What's even more amazing is that people in this area NEED to lock cars while parked in their garages. I guess it's the same mentality of people who don't wear helmets while driving their car or kayaking in Lake Michigan.

mlouiswolf

I blame the Humane Society. In the old days there were more loose, rabid dogs to contend with at night. Only the truly brazen serial killers and rapists dared wander around after dark. By removing the top predators we have allowed this species of Punk-A, Petty Thieves to flourish.

 

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