Ada has experienced a rash of car burglaries in recent days, and thieves are apparently finding some easy targets, according to Ada police reports.
Assistant Police Chief Jeff Crosby said people need to remember to lock their cars. Otherwise, it’s an open invitation to burglars, Crosby said.
“It looks like they’re just going from car to car until they find one that is unlocked,” he said.
The property manager at 1011 E. 14th reported three vehicles that had been broken into by car burglars Tuesday night.
Courtney Fortner, owner of a 2008 Dodge Charger, reported several items stolen from her unlocked vehicle. She said an IPod touch had been taken, along with several DVDs and an X-Box game.
Mathias Blanchard, owner of a 1994 Nissan Altima, said his car was also broken into, but he could find nothing missing.
Blanchard said a second car, a 2011 Toyota Camry, which was missing a Magellan GPS System. Again, police say there was no sign of forced entry.
Ada Patrol Officer James Castineau was also called to the 1200 block of East 9th to talk to Chelsi Jett.
Burglars entered Jett's unlocked 2010 Honda Civic and took her purse. It included her driver’s license, two debit cards and some checkbooks, she told the officer.