Also in COPS CORNER: Thief steals red Mercedes
A thief who's heading in the wrong direction
8:04 a.m. First block of Buffalo View Lane. Burglary from a vehicle: Someone broke in to a 60-year-old man's 2007 Ford Escape and stole a Garmin GPS unit worth about $120. The man told a deputy that he believed he'd left the car locked, according to a Sheriff's Office report. The thief had riffled through papers in the center console and glove compartment, leaving them spread across the passenger seat. There were other vehicles on the property, but nothing was stolen from those. The victim told the deputy that he didn't know who might have broken into the car. But he had recently heard odd noises at night, including the sound of an idling vehicle, which he'd noticed at about midnight two nights in a row.
Thief steals red Mercedes
8:30 a.m. First block of Roxanne Lane. Stolen vehicle: A 74-year-old man left his red 2010 Mercedes Benz in his garage the night of Dec. 15. He noticed it there at about 8:30 p.m. when he took his dog outside. The next morning, the Mercedes was gone. The man told a deputy that he wasn't sure if he'd left the garage screen door closed, but that he had left the aluminum garage door open, according to a deputy's report. The man told the deputy that he'd left the car unlocked. A neighbor said he'd been walking his dog at about 11:30 p.m. Dec. 15 and noted that the victim's aluminum garage door and the garage screen door were both open, and the Mercedes was still inside. A deputy canvassed the area and didn't find the car.