We received this report from Eva who lives at the Creekside Village Apartments. Her trailer as well as many other trailers have been broken in to every night for the past several nights. If you live at Creekside Village and have had similar problems, of course report them to the MLT PD but also let us know in the comments.
They were stolen from a trailer parked in the locked parking lot our apartment complex has for trailers, boats, etc. All the trailers were broken into sometime in the last two weeks.
Other people at the complex noticed that our trailer was broken into and it looked like someone was living there. We went and cleaned it up, and relocked it. At that time, the only thing missing was the tool box and tools. We figured it was a kid with a car and he and his girlfriend were having sex there. That night, August 10, it was broken into again and many items were stolen.
The next night, Aug. 11, my husband spent the night in his car outside the locked gate. A little after 3 am, two people passed him wearing our backbacks. Both are sort of distinctive. They popped open the front and one got boosted in. The other ran off when he heard my husband approaching. The one inside turned out to be a 17 year old girl who lives at the Victorian Woods apartments. When the police arrived, they recognized her from previous encounters and took her home. She denied she knew anything about the previous robbery, but she was stuffing things into my husband’s backpack when he opened the door. That backpack had been taken the night before. She was using his flashlight, which had also been taken the night before.
In speaking to him while waiting for the cops, she asked him questions about the fishing rods inside a closed closet. As she hadn’t had time to open that closet, the only way she would know about the contents is if she had been there before. She told the police that this was the first time she’d been there and that she didn’t know the name of the boy she was with.
That morning before I left for work, I stopped by the trailer and looked over the rest of the trailers in the lot. That is when I could tell that all of them had been broken into. I called the apartment office and left a message asking them to contact the other trailer owners so they could report their thefts.
This evening, I stopped by the trailer to check it out. The young couple in the trailer next to ours were cleaning up a broken glass. They had the front panel torn up from the bottom. It wasn’t like that yesterday morning. The apartment complex manager had not contacted them, but they said they would call the police and add their information.
Our trailer had an open exterior storage door that was shut yesterday. It’s pretty obvious they were there again last night.