Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Police Notes for Buckingham March 12, 2008

Police are reporting a very high number of larcenies from autos, a trend that started last year and has continued into this year.

Thieves are breaking into cars to steal electronic devices such as GPS systems, iPods and cell phones. They break into the cars if they can see the device in plain view. If thieves can see wires or mounting brackets for the devices, they might break in thinking that the devices are hidden inside the car.

For more on this, and for tips on keeping your possessions safe, click here.

March 6: Commercial Burglary, 100 block of N. Glebe Rd. At midnight, officers responded to a call about a person breaking into a business. K9 units responded and located the suspect who was identified by a witness. Donald Musil, 34, of Arlington, was arrested for Burglary and Possession of Burglarious Tools. He was held on a $7,500 bond.

March 6: Attempted Commercial Burglary, 4300 block of N. Arlington Blvd. Between 2 p.m. on March 6 and 10:30 a.m. on March 7, someone tried to pry open the door to a storage facility at a business. A vehicle belonging to the business was also broken into.

March 6: Stolen Auto (recovered), 300 block of N. Edison St. License tag number: VA KAL6208. The car is a 1996 black, Honda Accord.

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