Police ask public’s help with burglaries
Fairfield Police Department executed a consent search and a search warrant Monday. Property from recent car burglaries and a residential burglary was recovered.
Monday, members of the Fairfield Police Department executed a search warrant at 906 W. Hempstead Ave. Officers recovered a flat screen TV, an Xbox and sub-woofers reported stolen Sunday from a residence at 202½ N. Ninth St.
In addition, a small amount of a white crystal-like substance believed to be ice methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were seized.
This investigation is on-going and charges will be filed upon completion.
Also Monday, a consent search was executed at 204 E. Hempstead Ave., Apt. 2. Christian Steven Tosh, 18, has been charged with third degree theft and interference with official acts.
Officers recovered a skateboard reported stolen from a car parked at 802 W. Burlington Ave. Friday.
Officers also recovered an iPAD and computer satchel reported stolen from a car parked at 101 N. Main St. Monday.
These two cases are not related and it is believed two separate suspects were involved.
The Fairfield Police Department is asking for the public’s help.
First, the car burglaries have been happening all summer and either quick cash, small electronics such as navigation devices, iPADs or iPODs, as well as small tools or pocket knives were stolen.
Parents should question their kids if these items have shown up or if kids got a really good deal from someone, police advise.
The hope is to return the property to the rightful owner.
The second thing is for people to lock cars and roll up windows, according to the press release from the police department.
So far this month, 11 car burglaries have been reported. The common denominator is unsecured vehicles.
Most people have a lot of personal information in wallets or purses that were in these unsecured vehicles.
It can be inconvenient and difficult to stop payments on a checking accounts, cancel credit cards and obtain another driver’s license or passport.
Lock vehicles, police advise.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.