By JOHN PURCELL
Recorder News Staff
Amsterdam police are investigating several reports of items being stolen unlocked vehicles in the city.
The first incident occurred Sept. 27 when two suspects were reportedly seen rummaging through vehicles on Phillips Street, according to police reports.
Around 2:15 a.m., police on patrol observed several motor vehicles on Phillips Street had their interior lights illuminated. While police proceeded to check on the vehicles, a neighbor reported two suspects wearing dark clothing had been looking inside vehicles. The suspects reportedly fled the scene after they apparently noticed the neighbor had seen them.
Police checked the area, but did not locate any suspects matching the description provided.
Three vehicles were allegedly involved in the incident but nothing appeared to have been stolen, according to reports.
The next morning, at approximately 5:55 a.m., police responded to a report of two males allegedly looking into parked vehicles on Wall Street. Upon checking the area, police did not locate any suspects.
About three hours later, a person reported someone had apparently went through their vehicle parked on the street and stole loose change and peanut M&M’s.
Three larcenies from vehicles had been reported Sept. 22 which included a stolen wallet from a truck on Lincoln Avenue, cash and medicine from a resident’s vehicle on Wilkes Avenue and an aftermarket CD player stolen from a vehicle on Van Dyke Avenue. At least two of the vehicles were reportedly unlocked.
On Sept. 26, a person also reported prescription medication stolen from their unlocked vehicle parked on Carmichael Street.
In other APD reports:
• The owner of a GMC pickup truck reported Sept. 23 their vehicle was involved in a hit-and-run incident while parked on Vrooman Avenue. The owner claims someone crashed into the rear of the GMC, pushing the truck forward and striking a parked Subaru Impreza. Debris from suspect’s vehicles was found at the scene. Police located the involved vehicle, which was allegedly owned by a 28-year-old Glenville man. He was issued several traffic tickets.
• A Grand Street resident reported Sept. 24, someone had apparently entered their apartment and stole a 32-inch TV and cash. There did not appear to be forced entry. An investigation was ongoing into the incident.
• A person reported Sept. 25, their GMC Terrain was involved in a hit-and-run incident. The vehicle owner said an older style, gray Honda SUV struck their vehicle and damaged a side mirror.
• Police responded to a Market Street business on Sept. 25 for a burglar alarm activation. Police and the business owner checked the property and determined it was secured.
• Police responded to Peter Lane for a reported fire and smell of smoke in the area Sept. 27, but no fire was located.
• A Forbes Street resident reported a burglary on Sept. 27 after they returned home and discovered an antique cast iron stove was missing from the residence. An investigation was ongoing into the incident.
• Police responded to Bunn Street for a reported fight on Sept. 28, but no combatants were located at the scene.