Police investigate thefts, break-ins

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Penn Yan Police are investigating a series of burglaries and thefts that happened in the village sometime between Nov. 26 and Nov. 27.

Police Chief Gene Mitchell says police are following leads and seeking information from the pubic in relation to the theft of a vehicle from a Clinton Street address and a number of home burglaries and entries into cars.

A red Chevrolet TrailBlazer was stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Clinton Street. The owner discovered the vehicle was missing early Thanksgiving morning. Other vehicles in the neighborhood had been ransacked.

Two residents on Sunset Avenue reported their cars had been entered and a rifle was stolen from one of the vehicles.

In the late afternoon of Nov. 28, a resident in the 300 block of Clinton Street reported that someone had entered the house and taken a laptop computer, two ipods and a digital camera.

Mitchell says another resident reported discovering at 6 p.m. Nov. 28 that someone had entered her home in the 300 block of  East Elm St. and stolen a laptop computer.

Police are asking that anyone who may have noticed any suspicious individuals in the Clinton Street or East Elm Street neighborhoods last Friday, Nov. 28 contact the police department at 315-536-4426. Information will be kept confidential, says Mitchell, who comments, "It's kind of disappointing. We don't have a lot of residential burglaries here, but we just had one on South Avenue and now these two."

He reminds residents to lock their houses and lock their cars, even when they are in their driveway.