Moscow Police Officers are investigating a string of vehicle burglaries that occurred during the late evening hours of October 31st and the early morning hours of November 1st.
Officers responded to nine separate reports. In each incident, a vehicle window had been broken and the vehicle were entered and rummaged through with various small items and change taken.
Officers say that one of the vehicle owners noticed a suspicious person leaving the area in a vehicle around 2:30 a.m. The witness described the vehicle as being an older, box type sedan.
A few hours later around 9 a.m. an officer noticed a vehicle matching the description at East City Park with two men around it. A short time later the officer tried to speak with one of the men near Moscow High School, but he fled on foot. Several Moscow Police Officers and Latah County Deputies responded to the area but were unable to find him. 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.
(story and image: KHQ.com)