By RACHAEL LONG
If car thieves were taking time off for Spring Break, it appears that they’re back — and with force. Literally.
After several weeks of little to no motor vehicle-related theft reported, the Brentwood Police Department’s crime analysis showed four reports of theft from motor vehicles this week.
Someone stole a purse with its contents from a vehicle late Saturday afternoon at Owl Creek Park after the front driver’s side window was broken. Police say the suspect has been identified and charges are pending.
A similar theft took place early Saturday evening when someone stole a backpack and its contents from a vehicle at Crockett Park by breaking the driver’s side window. Police say the backpack has been recovered, the suspect identified and charges are pending.
On Sunday afternoon, someone stole camera equipment from a vehicle on Lehigh Drive with no forced entry. Police have no suspects.
Two more Brentwood residents were victims of car theft that took place near Civitan Ball Park on Concord Road Wednesday evening after someone broke the windows of two vehicles and stole two purses with their contents. Police have no suspects.
Just two other crimes were reported for the week. An employee of Steel Head Building Group was reportedly stealing currency through unauthorized purchases during the month of March. The suspect has been identified, and police say no prosecution is being sought.
Someone stole a leaf blower and three weed eaters from a trailer left in a driveway on Carriage Hill Drive sometime between Thursday and Friday. Police have no suspects.
No instances of business or residential burglary, motor vehicle theft, vandalism or robbery were reported this week.