Initial investigation leads WPD to believe that these thefts are occurring with multiple suspects operating in the city as well as in the county at the same time, according to a news release from the WPD.
With this information, the police want to highlight a few things:
1. Lock the doors of your homes and vehicles. While this won’t stop all thefts, it is still a deterrent in many opportunities where crime can happen.
2. Be aware of your surroundings. If you see vehicles or foot traffic in your neighborhood that seems uncommon, contact the police department so it may be investigated. These thefts have been taking place between late evening and early morning hours.
3. If you have surveillance cameras, check them, specifically for last night into this morning. Any video surveillance may be beneficial as police continue to investigate these crimes. Even if your residence was not involved, your camera may have picked something up. Contact WPD at 574-372-9515 so that WPD can get a copy of the surveillance.
Regarding this most recent crime spree, it appears to have affected areas west of downtown and areas along Parker Street, according to the news release.
Additionally, a vehicle was stolen from Kuder Estates and several vehicles were ransacked in the apartment’s parking lot. These suspects are targeting residential areas as well as apartment complexes.
If you have any information that may be helpful, contact the Warsaw Police Department at the number provided and ask for the Detective Division.