Burglaries, car theft reported in Great Lakes neighborhoodPhoto by Dan Whisenhunt
Decatur Police on Wednesday, Oct. 8, responded to two burglary calls from homes on Geneva Street in the Great Lakes neighborhood. A car was stolen from one of the homes.
According to Decatur Police Sgt. Jennifer Ross, at 6:01 am police responded to a home at the 100 block of Geneva Street. The victim told police that her son had come home the night before and left the door unsecured. She woke up at 5 am today and found her black purse and laptop missing from the dining room table. She went onto her front porch and saw her purse at the bottom of the stairs, its contents dumped onto the sidewalk and lawn. There were no other items stolen. According to Ross, the victim told police “she believed it may have been a prank.”
At 7:35 am today, officers responded to another call about a stolen vehicle and a burglary at a home in the 200 block of Geneva Street. The victims told police that their 2002 Mazda MPV was parked and locked in the driveway the night before. The victims saw that their dining room window was open and noticed a purse, backpack, keys, a wallet and a cell phone were missing from the room. They found the contents of the purse and backpack dumped in their driveway. The victims told officers that the front door had been locked the night before but was open when they woke up. Police believe the suspect may have gotten in through the unlocked dining room window.
“A neighbor reported hearing the vehicle crank up and leave at approximately 3:45 am and further stated a pair of running shoes were taken from his front porch,” Ross said.