Deputy: Thefts might be related

Coincidence or a connection? Huron County Sheriff's Major Greg Englund said the close proximity of three vehicle-related offenses in Norwalk Township leads him to be believe they might be related.
Cary Ashby
Jul 25, 2010

Coincidence or a connection?

Huron County Sheriff’s Major Greg Englund said the close proximity of three vehicle-related offenses in Norwalk Township leads him to be believe they might be related.

A resident in the 4700 block of rural Whittlesey Avenue reported his green 1999 Dodge Stratus was stolen after 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. He said his keys were in it, a dispatcher wrote.

Englund later found the Stratus undamaged on Schaffer Road north of Lovers Lane Road. Deputies are investigating how the vehicle got there.

Some time after 11 p.m. Wednesday, a resident in the 1600 block of Washington Road reported his 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck was stolen. The victim told deputies no one had permission to take the truck, which was unlocked and had the keys inside.

“It has not been recovered,” Englund said.

A suspect entered a 2002 Chevrolet Impala about 8:30 p.m. Thursday and stole a digital camera and scattered other items. The company vehicle was in the 4100 block of Halfway Road.

The victim’s wife said she first noticed one of the seats had been moved, a dispatcher wrote, and “didn’t think much about it until her husband contacted her.”

Comments

babyboomer

What could they be thinking!!?? Leaving your keys in your vehicles! It's like an open invitation. I don't know about these people but my insurance does not cover any damage or losses I may have incurred when the vehicle was stolen because the keys were left in it. Also,they would probably raise my rate or drop me altogether. You can't leave your keys in the car thinking that there is honor out there and nobody would dare take it, it's not realistic.