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Incident Report for Case #2018-186208

Incident Type


Incident Date

05/23/2018 - 2:12 AM


Timber Lake Trail


Freedom D. Harris, age 22, Verona
Suspect was arrested for theft from motor vehicle and possession of burglarious tools.


 A woman, seated on her apartment balcony, enjoying some late night air spotted a man with a flashlight working the parking lot near her Timber Lake Trail complex. He was checking for unlocked doors and entering those vehicles. An officer decided it prudent to not drive directly into the area, but park nearby and do some surveillance. He was also able to witness the criminal activity. The suspect was contacted. He first claimed to be lost and using the flashlight to find his way. However, he had a backpack with lots of stolen items inside and later admitted he had been wandering in the High Point Rd. and Watt Rd. area stealing electronics and other items from unlocked vehicles.

Released 05/23/2018 at 10:30 AM by PIO Joel Despain

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