Jackson police were still determining last week whether two late September car break-ins on the Northside were related. The incidents occurred on September 28 and 29, at the District at Eastover and at Roswell Court, a nearby residential street.
Around midnight September 29, a man returned to his vehicle parked near Fine and Dandy restaurant at the district and discovered the rear glass of his Acura had been shattered, and a pair of high-end headphones had been taken. The car had been parked their since about 5:30 p.m., according to Precinct Four Cmdr. Keith Freeman. Officers responded on the scene, but because businesses were closed, were unable to check for any surveillance. Authorities also were unable to dust for fingerprints because the dew had set in, Freeman said. Freeman didn’t know if officers had returned to the scene to recover surveillance at press time.
Also, on September 29, a woman’s vehicle was broken into in the 4300 block of Roswell Court. The woman had taken her husband to the airport around 5 a.m. and had only been back home a short time when she reported that someone had broken into her car.
When she went back outside the car’s driver side door was open, the interior light was on and the glove compartment was open. Thieves had taken a 9mm Smith and Wesson handgun and sunglasses.
“There was no forced entry, so (we’re) assuming the door was unlocked,” Freeman said. “In the e-mail (to the neighborhood), the resident said the vehicle was unlocked.”
Officers dusted for finger prints but none could be recovered.
Freeman didn’t know if the car was parked in the driveway or on the street.
He said the department will enter the gun’s serial number in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), which will notify other agencies that the gun is stolen.
“If another agency pulls someone over and they have it in their possession, it will come up as a stolen firearm,” Freeman said. “It may not be the person who broke into the car, but they will be charged with possession.”