By Beth David, Editor
Fairhaven police are reminding residents to lock their car doors, especially at night, after a spate of break-ins this week on West Island.
Cars on several streets on West Island had items stolen late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, 8/14. Residents posted on social media that their vehicles had been compromised. Fairhaven police spokesperson Lt. Kevin Kobza confirmed that the department received some calls for the thefts.
He encouraged residents to call the police if their cars were broken into. The thief on West Island did not break into locked cars. The man, who was caught on surveillance video from at least one house, only entered cars that were unlocked. He could be seen trying the doors of cars and moving on if they would not open.
Lt. Kobza said was important for police to know of the incidents, and residents should not ignore them simply because not much was taken. Police will take a report and try to locate video from area homes.
He said the police are “definitely interested” in seeing any related video that residents may have.
Lt. Kobza said that there were also some similar break-ins in north Fairhaven and in the center in recent months.
“The common denominator is every car was left unlocked,” said Lt. Kobza. “If you’ve been broken into, let us know. If we do recover property, we know how to get it back to the right people.”
Anyone with video to share or other information, should call the Fairhaven Police Department at 508-997-7421.
Lt. Kobza also confirmed that Euro at Phoenix on the corner of Main and Center Streets was broken into on Thursday, 8/11. At 6:42 a.m. the department received both a call and an alarm.
A witness saw a white male, 20-30 years old, break a window and possibly steal shoes. The department also received an alarm call for the glass break while on the phone with the witness.
According to the witness, the man then fled towards town hall, on Center Street.
The Fairhaven Police Department share more details on its Facebook page, saying the man cut himself on the broken window.
“This person has a cut (likely on their arm or hand) and left behind some blood for us to take to the Massachusetts State Police crime lab. *thank you*, wrote the FPD. “We do hope they’re okay and they may need medical attention before spending some time with us here at the police department.”
They wrote that the person is male, probable 5’10”, thin build, wearing a grey sweatshirt, and riding a yellow mountain bike.
Anyone with information, should call the Fairhaven Police Department at 508-997-7421.
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