Car burglaries on Manhattan’s southside

By Katherine Wartell

Riley County police reported a string of vehicles burglaries and criminal damage to property in the same south Manhattan area in the last 48 hours.

Lt. Josh Kyle said there were seven incidents that resulted in a total loss of $1,620.

The first incident was reported Tuesday morning and occurred in the 1200 block of S. Manhattan Ave. Lt. Josh Kyle said that Douglas Mock, 37, 1299 S. Manhattan Ave., reported that two of his cars were rummaged through while they were parked at his residence, but nothing of value was taken.

In the second incident, Debra Plummer, 51, Manhattan, told police that an unknown person stole cash from her car sometime overnight between April 9 and 10 while it was parked outside 1367 S. Manhattan Ave.

Kyle said three incidents occurred sometime between 6 p.m. on April 10 and 7 a.m. on April 11 in the 1200 blocks of Pierre and Colorado streets.

In similar incidents, Michael Leasure, 73, Manhattan, reported that the passenger’s side front window of his 2000 Geo Metro had been broken, while Casey Jonas, 25, 1219 Pierre St., reported that the driver’s side front window of his 2000 Ford F-150 pick-up truck had been broken. Both vehicles suffered $250 worth of damage.

In the incident on Colorado Street, Dean Denner, 58, 1204 Colorado St., reported damage to the driver’s side mirror of his 2002 Toyota Sienna van, which had been broken off.

In another incident, reported at approximately 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Cody Buck, 24, 216 S. Manhattan Ave., reported that his silver 2008 BMW was damaged and burglarized for a $600 loss, while it was parked outside his residence.

In the last incident, Nicole Jeffers, 39, 1011 S. Manhattan Ave., told police Wednesday that someone stole a Garmin GPS and two sets of headphones from her van overnight, while it was parked outside her residence. The total loss was $400.

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