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Tires, Valuables Reported Stolen from Multiple Farmington Cars

Farmington police investigate a rash of August burglaries in unlocked cars on Birdseye Road, Lexton Drive, Gail Road, Paul Springs Hollow, Bonnie Drive and Elizabeth Road.

Upward of 22 cars in Farmington have been targeted by possible thieves, according to police between Aug. 9 and 29.

Money, electronics and paperwork have been taken from cars in burglaries on Birdseye Road, Lexton Drive, Gail Road, Paul Springs Hollow, Bonnie Drive and Elizabeth Road, police said. Tires were stolen from one of the cars, Lt. Marshall Porter, Farmington Police Department's public information officer, wrote in an email to Patch. 

The incidents happened overnight on Aug. 9,10, 17 and 29.

In many of the cases, "several people reported their vehicles being opened, things disturbed, but nothing taken," Porter said.

While on paper it sounds like car break-ins, Porter said that is not usually the case because "people leave their cars unlocked." 

"We remind the public time and time again to lock their cars," Porter said. "None of these are ever 'break ins.' They are crimes of opportunity."

Farmington police continue to investigate possible suspects responsible.

Farmington resident September 07, 2013 at 11:56 AM
These break ins started on Aug. 9th, here it is Sept. 7th and we are just finding out about it. Why don't the police warn the area residents earlier so they can keep an eye out for suspicious people or cars. The same thing happened a few years ago when there was a rash of burglaries in the area. Most people didn't find out until a month or so after they started.
Joyce Knox September 09, 2013 at 09:02 AM
I agree. We park our second car outside as we only have a one car garage. I always lock it and never leave a any values in the car. My husband always checks outside before we go to bed. The neighborhoods should have been informed about this situation.

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