Thieves enter unlocked vehicles over the weekend, three caught on video

Police officers are investigating a rash of thieves entering motor vehicles, including one case where an old GPS unit and five dollars worth of change was taken from an unlocked Subaru Forester parked in a driveway on Woodlawn Road.

The latter theft was reported Monday and police say it occurred sometime between 7:30 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 a.m. Monday.

On Monday, a Pilgrim Lane woman told police her video camera caught footage of a car stopping on her street Sunday night, before three people got out and entered a neighbor’s vehicle.

Police also received calls on Monday about two unlocked vehicles being entered on Great Hollow Road, though nothing was taken in either case.

Honda hits mailbox, leaves mirror

A Purdy Hill Road resident told police he saw the driver of a maroon Honda CRV strike the mailbox in front of his home, before fleeing the scene of the crash, heading east late Saturday morning.

Police said the assembly for the Honda’s right mirror broke off on impact and was left on the ground. Based on the model of the part, police said it came from a CRV produced sometime between 2004 and 2006.

The damage to the mailbox was estimated at $25, according to the report.

Violation of a protective order alleged 

A Bridgeport woman turned herself in on a warrant Friday charging her with violation of a protective order on Nov. 6, when she allegedly tried to see the person, who is a minor, at school.

Maria Rubia Murillo Alzate, 57, of 65 Benson St., was held on $50,000 bond and arraigned the same day.

Foot slips off brake …

A woman told police she was parking her Toyota Rav4 in the Crescent Village shopping center parking lot on Main Street Friday morning, when her foot slipped off the brake and onto the accelerator.

Police said the Toyota went up an embankment, before turning back toward the parking lot and hitting a lamp post.

The driver, identified as Carmen Rodriguez, 68, was not injured, according to police.

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