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Poland and Boardman see increase of car break-ins

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Tera Watters Tera Watters
Keith Sarrach Keith Sarrach
Roxann Putnam Roxann Putnam
BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP, Ohio - In Poland Township, police displayed some of the stolen items recovered from a car found behind a closed business on Western Reserve Road.
Police said the items were taken from several cars in developments on Cobblers Run, off of Dobbins Road and the Four Seasons area, off of Harvest Run.

"They didn't break any windows, or anything like that, they just went to cars that were unlocked," said Police Chief Brian Goode, Poland Township.

The suspects in custody are identified as Tera Watters, Keith Sarrach and Roxann Putnam, all from Niles. 

In Boardman, thieves targeted at least eight vehicles located in parking lots in Boardman Park and at the Davis Family YMCA on McClurg Road, but the method was different from Poland.

"Most of the vehicles had their windows broken with items removed," said Detective Glenn Patton, Boardman Police Department.

Police said the investigation is continuing and may include some security camera video.

"We are waiting on some video evidence from both locations to see exactly who, or what, we're dealing with," said Patton.

Officials are reminding everyone to keep valuables in your car out of sight.

"A lot of these crimes are crimes of opportunity. So, if a thief sees something, they're going to want to take it. Make sure those items are secured in the trunk where they can't be seen," said Patton.

The three suspects from the Poland incidents are due in court on Wednesday.

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