Two more cases of entering auto were reported in Winder last week.
In past weeks, Winder Police have responded to an “overwhelming” number of car break-ins within the city limits according to Det. Sgt. Rachel Love.
In the latest incidents, as with many of the previous cases, the vehicles were left unlocked with valuables inside.
A woman called police Sunday after noticing $170 missing from her purse while at church. The woman believed the theft may have occurred the previous day when four black males claiming to be from Winder-Barrow High School came to her Waverly Lane home selling coupon books. The woman said they did not appear to be traveling in a vehicle and the officer noted that the description matched that of suspects in an earlier incident that same day.
In the other incident, a black male approached a homeowner on St. Ives Court selling tickets to raise funds for WBHS basketball.
After the male left, a neighbor told the victim that while she was speaking with the black male, a red four-door truck pulled up and four black males got out and entered the garage.
According to the neighbor, one of the black males entered the green Ford Explorer belonging to the victim. The victim said her house key, tag receipt and $45 were missing. The vehicle had been left unlocked with the windows open.
The victim, who had purchased tickets from the black male, turned the tickets over to police to be processed as evidence.
Police remind citizens to keep cars locked and valuables secured.
Other incidents investigated by Winder Police during the past week include:
• burglary on St. Ives Court.
• battery on King Street.
• deposit account fraud at an East May Street address.
• criminal trespass on Alexander Street.
• theft of lost or mislaid property on North Broad.
• domestic dispute reported on Dreamland Circle.
• juvenile complaint at a North Fifth Avenue address.
• rape reported on North Broad.
• physical dispute on King Street.
• identity theft at a Huntleigh Court address.
• damage to property on Wade Street.
• verbal dispute on Graham Street.
• shoplifting at a Monroe Highway location.
• physical dispute on Alexander Street.
• damage to property on Alexander Street.
• lost or mislaid property reported at a North Broad Street address.
Come on WPD, you mean to say you don't have ANY snitches to help on this? With this many incidents someone is talking. Its basic Police 101. Use your community. Have any of you detectives been doing this for more than 2 years? If so, you know what to do, do it.