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Series of thefts from vehicles investigated

| Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012

WEBSTER - Rostraver police Chief Greg Resetar is asking residents of Webster to be on the lookout for any suspicious activity.

Police are investigating a series of thefts from vehicles, reports of suspicious people, prowling and one burglary to a vacant building in the village.

The following incidents have been reported:

- Dec. 1 - A ring and change were taken from an unlocked vehicle in the 500 block of Webster Hollow Road.

- Dec. 26 - Police were called to two separate incidents regarding a suspicious white male.

According to police the man was wearing a gray sweatshirt and dark pants and was seen inside a vehicle on Kline Street. A property owner yelled at the man, who then fled by foot northbound on Route 906. The vehicle was unlocked but nothing was taken.

The same day, a suspicious male wearing a black sweatshirt was reported walking on Webster Hollow Road near Rankin Road.

- Dec. 28 - police responded to a reported burglary in the 800 block of Route 906. There were items taken from the building.

- Thursday - At 5:30 a.m. police were called to a report of a prowler. No location was reported for the incident but police followed foot prints through a wooded area and yards onto Route 906. A witness later reported seeing a man wearing a dark-hooded sweatshirt walking north along 906.

Also Thursday, police reported a theft of change taken from a vehicle on Fourth Street in Webster. There was a second vehicle entered but nothing was stolen.

Police have received similar reports of vehicles entered in the Collinsburg/Collingate Manor area of the township.

Police are urging residents to keep vehicles locked and to dial 911 to report suspicious persons, vehicles or similar circumstances.

Resetar said police patrols have been increased in these areas of the township.

Anyone with information leading to the identification and arrest of those responsible is asked to call police at (724) 929-8811.

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