String of vehicle break-ins continues

Daily Journal staff reports

More vehicles have been broken into in the Center Grove area, and this time the thief or thieves broke out a window.

Besides taking alcohol but leaving behind iPads, the thief or thieves took a silver heart necklace that held cremains.

Four residents discovered their vehicles were broken into Sunday night or early Monday, according to reports from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

Someone smashed a window on a vehicle and took a designer purse that had a wallet and credit cards inside. The credit cards had been used, and the victims are tracking that information, the sheriff’s office report said.

The most recent break-ins happened in the Fair Oaks subdivision, and the thefts seem to be focused in the area near Morgantown and Fairview roads, Sheriff Doug Cox said.

A resident of Hawthorne Lane told police someone got into his vehicle late Sunday or early Monday and stole chewing gum. The truck had been unlocked.

At another home, beer, wine and whiskey were taken from a truck, but money, an iPad and two chainsaws were left behind, the reports said.

Another woman told sheriff’s deputies that someone rummaged through her vehicle between 1 and 7 a.m. Monday and took a spare key, $10 in coins, earrings and a silver chain necklace with a silver heart containing cremains.

Last week, a thief or thieves got into five vehicles in the Willow Lakes subdivision off Stones Crossing Road. They took change, an iPod nano, a wallet and identification and credit cards.