More car break-ins reported in Panhandle

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By Jenny Hartley

INDIAN LAND – More car break-ins in Panhandle neighborhoods have been reported.

Four car break-ins were reported in several neighborhoods between Jan. 27 and early Jan. 28.

According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports, two residents reported break-ins on Tintinhull Drive in the Clairemont neighborhood.

At one home, the back driver’s side window of a car was broken, causing $250 damage. A laptop computer valued at $1,000 was stolen from the backseat.

A second break-in was discovered by a deputy, who noticed a Dodge Magnum with a hole in the driver’s side window. A Garmin Nuvi 855 navigation system valued at $600 was stolen from car.

Incidents were also reported on Wilburn Park Lane, where two sport utility vehicles were broken into.  A Garmin Nuvi navigation system was stolen from each of the vehicles. The systems are valued at $500 each.

There were no signs of forced entry to one of the vehicles at the home, but the deputy found a wire sticking out of the lock on the other.

At a Chatsworth Drive residence, a man told a deputy that he found that someone had broken his driver’s side window. A black canvas bag containing a scientific calculator and several college text books were stolen from the car. Total value of the stolen items was listed at $645.

Five break-ins were reported overnight around Jan. 9 in Indian Land neighborhoods, including Bridgehampton, Glen Laurel, Windsor Trace and Hanover, said Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile.

Sheriff’s office crime prevention officer Eric Brown asks residents to lock up their cars at night and to bring valuables, such as GPS units, cell phones, iPods and laptop computers, inside for the night.

Suspicious activity may be reported to the sheriff’s office by calling (803) 547-5933.

Contact senior reporter Jenny Hartley at jhartley@thelancasternews.com or at (803) 283-1151