Police: Multiple break-ins, thefts

Two cars were stolen and several items, including a gun, were taken from vehicles in Franklin this week.

The Franklin Police Department doesn’t have any indication that the thefts and car break-ins are related but is reminding residents to lock their vehicles, take items inside and not to leave any valuables in view.

Police are also asking for the public’s help in finding the vehicles and anyone involved.

A car was stolen overnight Wednesday from a home on the 900 block of Stonehurst Drive, a Franklin Police Department report said.

The owner had left the car parked in front of the house overnight, and the vehicle was stolen between 11:45 p.m. Tuesday and 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. The car, a white Ford Focus, has damage to the front driver’s side quarter panel, a cracked windshield and several colorful neckties hanging from the rearview mirror, the report said.

Another car was stolen from Northwood Apartments of Franklin. A resident told police that she had left the 2000 Buick LeSabre in the parking lot at about midnight Thursday, with a spare key in the vehicle. A neighbor said the car had been in the parking lot at 6 a.m., but was no longer there when the resident went outside at 7:40 a.m., the report said.

In addition to the vehicle thefts, several vehicle break-ins were also reported.

A handgun with ammunition was stolen from a car in the 2000 block of Meadow Glen Boulevard overnight Wednesday. A starter was reported stolen from a truck that had been parked at a business on U.S. 31.

And a car window was broken and change was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of North Edwards Street overnight Wednesday, reports said.

Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to contact Franklin police at 317-736-3670.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at jtellers@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2702.