Oakmont hit with rash of thefts from cars
A rash of thefts from parked cars is prompting Oakmont police to ask residents to lock their vehicles.
Police are urging residents to not leave valuables in plain view in their cars.
During the early morning hours of Monday, police received reports about items taken from at least a dozen cars. So far, vehicles have been hit by thieves between 12th and 15th streets.
“We're still getting calls in,” Chief David DeSanti said on Monday.
The cars aren't being broken into so far.
Thieves are gaining entry by opening the doors of unlocked vehicles and just taking valuables.
“We're asking people to lock their cars,” he said.
The thieves got away with cash, GPS units and other valuable items, he said.
Police believe that juveniles could be responsible for the thefts.
Mary Ann Thomas is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-226-4691 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Pittsburgh Street in Springdale to close April 10
- Vietnam vets event at Tarentum VFW brings ‘brothers’ back together
- ‘I-Run Days’ helps promote student fitness, self-esteem
- Harmar eagles abandon their nest
- Spring is taking its time to arrive in Southwestern Pennsylvania
- Oakmont Dems endorse council convert
- Battle of Fawn fire departments heats up
- Apollo to assess owners of vacant properties
- Leadership Butler County aims to benefit community with pavilion project
- Kiski Area Intermediate School band chosen to play at state conference
- Frazer residents rattled by potholes