The Marengo Police were notified of several reports of burglaries to motor vehicle which occurred between Saturday night (May 3rd) and Sunday morning (May 4th). The majority of these incidents happened in the area of the Avenues and into Cottonwood / Chestnut Court. There was an additional car burglary reported on Brookside Court and a resident saw individuals in their driveway on Locust Street and called 9-1-1. It appears that all of these incidents may be related, but we are not certain at this point.
One important fact that was similar between these calls was that the vehicles that were entered were unlocked. Please be sure to lock your vehicles when they are parked outside in order to remove opportunity for thieves.
We will actively continue to investigate these matters, but if anyone should have information concerning the car burglaries, please do not hesitate to contact MPD at 815-568-7231.