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Two stolen cars reported Sunday

By Andy Hallman, Ledger news editor | Apr 24, 2018

The Fairfield Police Department is investigating two cases of stolen cars over the weekend.

In one case, a 2007 Black Chrysler Pacifica was reported stolen at 9:22 a.m. Sunday in the 400 block of West Hempstead Avenue. The owner reported it was likely stolen after 2 a.m. that day. Lt. Colin Smith said the owner had their keys with them, though the vehicle might have been left unlocked.

“It is possible to have your car stolen even if the keys are with you,” he said. “Taking your keys with you is a good deterrent, but it won’t stop every car thief. We’d suggest locking the vehicle as well.”

The second vehicle theft occurred sometime between midnight and 10 a.m. that same morning in the 600 block of West Monroe Avenue. The owner reported it missing at 12:59 p.m. The vehicle is a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer.

Monday morning, Fairfield police officer Tyler Rysdam was patrolling on West Burlington Avenue and spotted a moving vehicle matching this description. Rysdam stopped the vehicle and determined it was the missing vehicle reported the day before. The vehicle has not been returned to the owner because it is being held for evidence.

Smith said the caller who reported the stolen vehicle also reported that their apartment was broken into at the same time.

No arrests have been made in either case, both of which are under investigation.

A third stolen vehicle was reported at 2:35 a.m. today in the 100 block of East Washington Avenue in Fairfield.

 

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