Rash of car break-ins investigated

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a string of car break-ins reported over the weekend.

The ACSD responded to eight separate reports of vehicle burglaries in an area just off Gibbs Ferry Road, beginning on Saturday, and now the Criminal Investigation Division is looking into the crime spree.

In all, ten cars were broken into sometime late Friday night, or early Saturday morning, with items taken from all but one.

A man on Woodland Hills Road reported that a .38-caliber derringer, a throwing hatchet and a leather Harley Davidson jacket had been swiped from his pickup.

One woman reported her purse stolen from her vehicle on Elm View Drive, and told investigators that she had been contacted by a woman on Facebook who said her husband had found her ID while he swept the parking lot of the Halls Walmart. That victim told police her child support debit card had been used at that store early Saturday.

Another victim reported that a Garmin GPS had been stolen from his vehicle on Elm Hill Drive.

Two vehicles were burglarized at one Gibbs Ferry Road home, with a MacBook Air laptop stolen from an SUV, but nothing taken from a pickup, while the vehicle’s registration was stolen from a neighbor’s glove compartment.

A man on Woodland Hills reported that a collection of six pocketknives, as well as a Ryobi impact driver set and other miscellaneous items had been stolen from his unlocked pickup.

A couple on Walnut Hills Drive reported that a Bluetooth headset was stolen from one vehicle, and about $7.00 worth of change from another.

One man reported that his vehicle had been ransacked, but that nothing had been stolen.

The CID is following up on these thefts.

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