Police investigate possible car break-in attempt | Crime
Police said officers may have recovered items taken from vehicles in a south-side Monona neighborhood.
Monona police Lt. Sara Deuman said the department responded to a report of an attempted car break-in at about 3:45 a.m. Wednesday. A resident near the 500 block of Frostwoods Road told police his car alarm had sounded, but his car was not entered.
Officers checking the area located a man carrying a large bag of money, a battery charger and other items. Deuman said it was suspicious the man was carrying the items at that hour in the same area.
Deuman said Thursday afternoon the department had not received any reports of car break-ins or thefts of belongings, but it's common for those crimes to go unreported.
"I think it's underreported because it's a couple bucks in change taken, [the victims] think it's not worth their time," she said.
However, when multiple people in the same area each have a few things taken from their vehicle, it can be identified as a problem in the area and police can address it, Deuman added.
Deuman said police hadn't heard other complaints of thefts in the area, but that the suspicious incident was under investigation.
Police asked residents who believe their vehicles were entered and rifled through without their consent in the early morning hours on Wednesday to contact the Monona Police Department at 608-222-0463.