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Calhoun Co. deputies warn of string of car break-ins
CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A string of car break-ins, all happening in the middle of the night around Marshall has police there asking people to be on the lookout.
They say there have been dozens of break-ins in the northeast part of the city and in Marshall Township just north of I-94.
Police and deputies say that these break-ins have been happening for several weeks, but so far the victims are finding them after the fact, when it's too late.
"She came out the next morning and there was glass all over the driveway, all over her car, said Paula Killewald, a resident who's daughter's car was broken into.
Someone broke into it in the middle of the night, and she wasn't the only victim.
Two neighbors right across the street have also had their cars been broken into in the last few weeks.
"Im shocked, Im really shocked, I had no idea there had been that many, said Killewald. I saw the Sheriff's Office car and her daughter out so I know something happened.
One neighbor's car even had a door pried open by someone trying to get in.
Calhoun County Sheriff's Office deputies say theres been about 15 car break-ins in the last two weeks in the area, north of I-94.
In the northeast part of the city of Marshall, police say there have been at least that many.
Investigators say they are receiving calls to report it too late.
"We're getting some reports from some folks, they'll hear a noise, or they'll hear a car alarm or a smashing sound, they'll look outside and won't see anything, said Detective Steven Hinkley with the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office. But we're encouraging them not to ignore that; to immediately call 911.
Now both the Marshall Police and sheriff's deputies have increased patrols at night, and they're asking people think carefully about what they're leaving in cars.
There have been laptops, $1,000 in cash, even prescription drugs stolen out of these cars, so police say you should bring those things into your house especially now.
If you see anything suspicious you are urged to call 9-1-1.