Police Log: A String of Vehicle Break-Ins

The following information was supplied by the Needham Police Department. Any charges mentioned do not indicate a conviction.

Needham Police officials are currently investigating various vehicle break-ins that took place this past week. The following are items that are noted in police reports.

Police responded to an Arnold St. home for a report of a larceny at 6:13 a.m. on Sept. 7. The reporting party stated that a GPS unit had been taken from an unlocked motor vehicle sometime overnight.

The woman told police that she also believed her husband’s iPod Touch was stolen from his vehicle overnight in May. The woman said that the vehicle at that time was unlocked and that the incident had not been reported to police.

Officers responded to two other larcenies that day, the first reported on Hampton Ave. at 6:40 a.m. According to the homeowner, money had been taken from two unlocked motor vehicles between 11:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. The party reported about $5-6 in bills and change taken from vehicle, with roughly $2-3 in change stolen from the other. Both vehicles were unlocked, the party said.

The third larceny reported on Sept. 7 involved a Horace St. home. A caller reported at 10 a.m. that his unlocked car was entered and an Acer laptop was taken from the back seat. The party believes that the theft took place overnight.

Police fielded several other calls on Sept. 7 regarding motor vehicle break-ins:

  • 12:20 p.m.- Hampton Ave.- A resident reported a wallet stolen from her unlocked car.
  • 2:56 p.m.- John St.- An iPod was reportedly taken from a vehicle overnight.
  • 6:42 a.m.- Central Ave.- Two vehicles were reportedly entered, with a GPS taken from one and a roll of quarters from the other.


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