[Updated May 21] Seventeen cars were burglarized in Murieta South late Monday or early Tuesday, Security reported Tuesday.
Chief Greg Remson said three of the cars had property taken, including cash, a Konica digital camera and a cell phone. All the cars were unlocked and parked in driveways, he said.
On Wednesday, Remson said the first report came in at 11:30 p.m. Monday, and Security Patrol Officer Stacey Ramsey responded. Ramsey drove around the area and saw cars with their doors open but did not see suspects, Remson said. He said there was another car, locked, that the burglars possibly attempted to enter, and it carried a handprint.
The streets involved were Abierto Drive, Fescue Court, Verona Drive, Murieta South Parkway, Colbert Drive, Bent Grass Court, Jigger Court, Linksman Court, Acaso Court and Niblick Way.
Remson repeated a reminder he has made many times recently -- lock your car doors and do not leave any valuables inside.
Reacting to a suggestion made in the comments here Wednesday morning, Remson said establishing a volunteer patrol would require the CSD or Rancho Murieta Association to weigh liability issues.
There were seven car burglaries in April on the North and more than a dozen similar incidents on the North in March.