During the late evening hours of October 31st and the early morning hours of November 1st, Moscow Police Officers responded to nine reports of vehicle burglaries in various areas in Moscow. In each incident a vehicle window had been broken and the vehicle were entered and rummaged through with various small items and change taken.
During the investigation of these vehicle burglaries, officers learned that one of the vehicle owners noticed a suspicious person leaving the area in a vehicle at approximately 2:30 a.m. The witness described the vehicle as being an older, box type sedan.
At approximately 9 a.m. an officer noticed a vehicle matching the description provided by the witness from the earlier report. The vehicle was at East City Park with two males around the vehicle. A short time later the officer attempted to make contact with one of the males near Moscow High School and the subject fled on foot. Several Moscow Police Officers and Latah County Deputies responded to the area but were unable to locate the person who ran. As a precaution due to their close proximity to the search, staff at Moscow High School and Russell Elementary School ensured that all exterior doors were locked as they are supposed to be to prevent entrance from the outside.
The investigation into the vehicle burglaries is on-going. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Moscow Police Department at 208.883.7054.