$1,700 cash stolen from SUV at Sportsplex
Car burglaries at League City's Sportsplex and around Clear Lake over the weekend has promped a reminder from police to lock up and hide your valuables.
Both of the League City thefts occurred between 6:45 p.m. and 8:10 p.m. Saturday at the Chester L. Davis Sportsplex, 1251 Texas 96.
League City Police Sgt. David Hausam said that in one case somone broke out a window in a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe to steal a purse and two wallets, that had a combined $1,700 in cash. The wallets were found nearby without the money.
In the other Sportsplex theft, car burglars targeted an unlocked 2009 Toyota Corolla that had a $30 purse and $300 purse stolen.
The Sportsplex is a notorious target of thieves, Hausam said. Last month, a woman napping in her truck in the complex's parking lot awoke to find a man had opened the truck's door and sat down inside. He claimed he was checking on her before fleeing.
There's lot of vehicles and it's a big parking lot out there," Hausam said. There's a lot of foot traffic so thieves just aren't noticed."
Separately, two Webster youths were arrested in connection with several car burglaries in Friendswood's Heritage Park, Clear Lake City and League City.
Friendswood police reported that around 11:50 p.m. on Friday, an officer noticed two teens walking in the Autumn Creek subdivision. He questioned them and sent them on their way, but a little while later he pulled over a car in the 2400 block of FM 528 and found the same teens inside.
The officer reported he noticed a purse in the back, with its contents strewn around, and several GPS devices and cell phones. Police said the pair admitted to burglarizing cars around the Clear Lake area.
Police said Christopher Hermann, 17, of Webster and a 15-year-old youth from Webster were charged with burglary of a motor vehicle. The teen was released to his parents, and Hermann was released after posting a $3,000 bond.
Hausam said residents need to be diligent about leaving nothing valuable in their cars that thieves might notice.
These guys don't have any problem busting a window out to get a purse or computer or something like that," he said. If you've got something valuable, you need to take it with you or in your trunk. Just putting it on the floorboard is not going to keep your car from getting burglarized. Not locking your vehicle is worse because they just check handles."
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