Dropped by the Southwest Precinct tonight to leaf through reports for the past few days. Most notable trend – four attempted car thefts. There was one actual theft, too – Sunday morning just after 10:30, a man told police his 1993 Acura Integra had been stolen sometime overnight, from its parking spot in front of his residence in the 5200 block of 46th SW. But before that, four attempts elsewhere – read on:
**Sometime between Thursday and Sunday, in the 8400 block of 25th SW, someone broke a window on a Ford Focus and pulled wires out of the dash, apparently in an attempt to steal it.
**A block away, Saturday night or Sunday morning, a car-theft attempt happened in the 8400 block of 26th SW, targeting a 1995 Toyota Corolla; its ignition was damaged.
**Sometime Saturday or Sunday, someone tried to steal a 1985 Chevy Blazer in the 4800 block of California SW by prying its ignition with a knife. That didn’t work, but tools were stolen from the vehicle.
**Thursday night-Friday morning in the 7500 block of 29th SW, yet another case of damaged ignition and suspected theft attempt was reported, this time involving a 2000 Jeep Cherokee.
**Police reports also included several cases of license plates having been taken – be sure to report those to police, as most of the time they’ll wind up on a stolen car, and if they’re in the system as “stolen” that will help police detect them when they’re spotted.