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King police probe rash of vehicle break-ins Sunday night

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The King Police Department has another rash of vehicle break-ins to investigate, and Police Chief Paula May is asking residents to report any information that could help investigators determine who is responsible for the crimes.


While football fans were recovering from their Super Bowl festivities, more than 30 vehicles were broken into throughout the night Sunday in King. At 10:30 a.m., the department still had calls coming in to report the thefts.


The calls began streaming in as people got ready to leave for work Monday morning. Chief May said many of the vehicle break-ins were concentrated in the 100 block of Jefferson Church Road near Main Street. Break-ins mostly took place in residential neighborhoods off of Moore Road, Jefferson Church Road and Main Street.


The culprits primarily targeted unlocked vehicles, stealing money, prescription pills, laptops, “basically anything of value,” said May.


This is the third rash of break-ins over the past few months in King. The department also responded to multiple vehicle break-ins the night before the city Christmas Parade and on Christmas Eve. The department made two arrests in connection with the Nov. 30 string of break-ins.


Chief May urges anyone who noticed suspicious activity in King Sunday night to call the department at 944-6878.

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