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Crimes keep Brewster Police busy

City has several thefts, assaults earlier this week

— The city Police Department was busy last weekend and earlier this week juggling thefts, vehicle prowls and other assorted crimes.

The seemingly more serious of the events happened at 6:52 a.m. Monday, May 13, when a woman on South Bridge Street reported suspects who allegedly took her tablet computer and then dragged her along outside their fleeing vehicle, according to the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office incident log.

More information about the incidents was not available from the police department before press time.

Two more assaults were reported at 4:47 p.m. Monday on Plaza Way and at 12:38 p.m. Tuesday on South Seventh Street.

A burglary was reported just before 2:30 a.m. May 12 on South Fourth Street at a garage/storage building, the incident log said. The property manager was notified in Bridgeport.

A vehicle theft was reported at 7:01 a.m. May 12. It allegedly had been stolen and then returned to the owner on West Hanson Avenue, but sustained damage to the passenger side door as well as a broken window and scratches, according to the sheriff’s office log.

Broken windows in a minivan and a car were reported as malicious mischief on South Third and South Fourth streets, respectively, at 8:01 a.m. and 8:47 a.m. on May 12. In the latter case, the owner said the stereo was also broken and some items were taken.

A third malicious mischief was reported at 9:21 a.m. May 12, and a theft was reported at 9:21 a.m. Monday, both on South Seventh Street. Someone also reported spotting four people carrying speakers in town at 6:21 a.m. Monday.

This spring, the police department has been attempting to educate people about keeping their eyes on their neighborhoods, recording the serial numbers on all of their belongings in case of theft and reporting suspicious activity to the police.

“You may not see anything, but if a burglar spots you, he will know you’re vigilant and will go somewhere else,” Chief Ron Oules said last month in an interview with The Chronicle.

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