Police: Rash of Car Break-Ins in Hastings

The crimes happened on July 14 and 15.

Hastings police reported a number of cars broken into in the village this week on Friday and Saturday.

July 14:

  • Reported 10:53 a.m. on July 14: A caller reported his daughter's Lexus LX470 was broken into overnight. He said the vehicle may have been unlocked. Items reported missing were: an iPod with case ($250), a spare key to a second car and $2 in spare change.

July 15:

  • Reported at 4:10 a.m.: A caller said that a man attempted to steal his 2004 Dodge from 516 Broadway. The caller reported he saw the man in the car, and when he confronted him, the suspect fled. The man in the car was described as a white male, wearing a T-shirt and jeans. Police canvased the area but did not find anyone who matched the suspect's description.
  • 8:31 a.m.: a caller on Main Street reported two vehicles broken into. One had nothing taken. The second had various items stolen. There were no signs of illegal entry.
  • 9:34 a.m.: A man on Rosedale reported his car entered sometime overnight. A small amount of cash was taken, he said. It was unlocked and parked in the driveway.
  • 10 a.m.: While canvasing the area, patrol officers reported two other cars entered on Rosedale, one a 2005 Acura, the other a 1998 Volvo. The owner said he would provide a list of items taken; police do not yet have that list. There were no signs of forced entry. 
  • 10:36 a.m. a Clunie Avenue resident preparing for a fishing trip said his van was broken into and a digital camera and $30 cash were stolen. The man said his daughter had seen two flashlights on inside the vehicle at about 2:45 a.m., but figured it was the owner preparing for the trip.
  • 6:45 p.m.: A caller on Hamilton Avenue reported that a 2008 Volvo parked in the driveway was rifled through overnight. Since it was a house guest who called, the caller did not know if anything was taken.
  • A caller reported that his 1999 Ford Contour was opened and rifled through approximately between precisely 3 and 3:30 a.m., when he had parked in Boulanger Plaza, when he walked to town to collect recyclables. He said when he returned the glove compartment had been opened and contents were on the floor. Nothing appeared to have been stolen. 
I Like That Horse July 17, 2012 at 09:47 PM
All is well, nothing has changed, carry on acting as if. 'Indeed.'
Manny M July 18, 2012 at 05:07 AM
Lizzie Hedrick July 18, 2012 at 07:45 PM
Just saw that Hastings police put up a flashing town at the corner of Main Street telling residents to lock their cars.
cantfoolme July 19, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Someone will probably steal the flashing sign and here's why. All I have ever seen the police in hastings patrol for is stop signs and speeding 5 MPH over. They DO NOT patrol the neighborhood. In Dobbs Ferry and Ardsley, they actually patrol and the Dobbs police recently caught a robber that hastings missed for a year. All this money for fancy cars and they really do nothing. I respect law enforcment so much and admire them but hastings PD is over kill. They can't even protect residents of Main Street on a regular basis. Then they sit in double days and talk stuff about the dobbs police.


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