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Farmington Hills Targeted, Police Say

Troopers advise locking cars and moving valuables inside your home when not driving.

You could say that a burglar trolling a neighborhood for valuables had varied interests when considering the items recently taken from vehicles.

Or is it more likely that they just grabbed whatever they thought they could find to resell? Yeah, let's go with that one.

Either way, at least seven vehicles were entered overnight Friday into Saturday in the Farmington Hills development in Lower Macungie Township, according to state police at Fogelsville. The vehicles were entered between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Items taken varied from GPSes, guitars, money, a purse and six toy Nerf guns.

Several of the vehicles were unlocked, but in two instances windows were smashed, police said.

The break-ins occurred along Goldenrod Drive, in the 7300 block of Peppermint Court and the 7000 block of Periwinkle Drive, police said.

Police recommend that all residents lock their vehicles and move valuable inside their homes.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-395-1438.

KilgoreTrout October 02, 2012 at 01:06 PM
Thieves know we don't have a local PD. How much longer must we wait to join the 20th century norm?
Ron Beitler October 02, 2012 at 01:52 PM
I'm not disagreeing or agreeing with your statement kilgore. But I'll say this.. the general feeling is (and the problem is) everyone wants more services but no one wants to pay more taxes. Thats the problem with 40% growth over a decade. Whats the solution? I'll also say, I was at the spring BOC meeting when PSP gave yearly report. Crime stats in LMT are very much inline with similar communities even ones that have their own force. No worse. I love the patch. I think it's such a valuable resource, but since patch came and Mcall responded with a hyperlocal section alot of this kind of stuff that really wasn't reported in the media now is. My point being, statistically we're not less safe then we were 5 years ago.. just now when something happens we know about it right away. We have to be careful to look at crime statistically because numbers take emotions out of the equation. One thing is certain. A police department will cost us. And it's alot more then most people think. Do I think we'll need address how we handle our police services one day? Absolutely I do. We just have to make sure we approach this problem from all angles.
Sheriffchris October 02, 2012 at 02:00 PM
We must all be alert and vigilent, some one saw these folks...we need to be alert and act like a community....no amount of Police protection can stop things like this.
Ron Beitler October 02, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Excellent point Chris. Community watch groups just take a little organizing. This kind of petty crime can really be deterred by a well organized and motivated watch group.
michelle October 04, 2012 at 03:10 PM
and simply just take your valuables in your home at night...and leave your car unlocked..if they want to get in, they are going to get in. At least then you won't have a smashed window to deal with on top of the stolen items.

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