SANATOGA PA – Several burglaries, and thefts from unlocked vehicles, kept Lower Pottsgrove police officers busy during October, according to a report from department Chief Michael Foltz. There’s progress being made in some cases, he added: one remained under investigation as late as 12 days ago, and evidence has been sent out for laboratory review in another.
Eight burglaries and attempted burglaries were logged by township police during the month in the Buchert Ridge and Walnut Ridge Estate housing communities; as well as on Welsh Drive and Village Lane, both off North Pleasant View Road, according to the report. Several occurred during the weekend of Oct. 6-8 (2017).
- At Buchert Ridge, the chief noted, so-far unidentified actors went inside unlocked garages and targeted property in vehicles parked there;
- Nothing was determined missing from a home burglars also struck in the 900 block of Village Lane;
- A burglary in the 2200 block of Welsh Drive was still being investigated as of Nov. 9 (Thursday), when the chief’s report was delivered to the township Board of Commissioners; and
- Detectives were able to lift latent prints from the scene of a burglary in the 3300 block of Walnut Ridge Estates. They potentially could point to a perpetrator, and have been sent to a lab for analysis.
Additionally, the department responded to a total of 17 thefts from unlocked cars at Buchert Ridge and Walnut Ridge, and on Welsh Drive, Hause Avenue, Village Lane, and King Street. Police continue to urge owners to remove, or completely hide from sight, any valuables within their cars, to take their keys, and to ensure all doors are locked and windows fully raised when leaving a vehicle.
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