Burglaries reported in Brownsdale

Published 7:52 am Tuesday, December 21, 2010

At least five people have reported items or cars stolen from Brownsdale after a string of burglaries occurred over the weekend.

Joseph Rhodes of Brownsdale reported his red Dodge Caravan stolen from 108 Oak St. E, and David Jensen, also of Brownsdale, reported his red Chrysler Town and Country stolen from 405 Main St. E.

Both vehicles were recovered, but Rhodes’ van had been ransacked upon return, and Jensen said his GPS was taken out of his van while it was missing.

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Steven Morgan of Brownsdale said he is missing two air-based nail guns valued at $450 from his garage, located at 402 Main Street East.

The burglar also reportedly took debit and credit cards, as well as a Tracfone from a purse in a van parked in a garage at 105 Johnson St. NE.

Roger Miner, located at 104 Johnson St. SE, reported a GPS, valued at $105, stolen from his car, which was also parked in his garage.

Residents of 406 Pleasant Ave. N said they saw two people walking up and down the streets brushing snow off cars Friday night. Apparently the two got in a green Pontiac Grand Prix on Highway 56 and headed south.

Chief Deputy Mark May said the Brownsdale police chief will be handling most of the case. May said there are currently no suspects. He also said all of the garages and cars that have been reported as burglarized were unlocked; the two stolen vehicles were unlocked and had the keys inside.

“Lock your car doors,” May said. “Take your keys out. Don’t leave (valuables) up on the dash.”