3 Juveniles Caught in Early Morning Crime Spree

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WADSWORTH, Ohio -- Wadsworth police report that a number of people had their cars broken into during the early morning hours Saturday.

Mike Allen, of East Bergey Street, learned he was a victim of crime.

He noticed something wasn’t right inside one of the cars parked in his driveway.

"The glove box was hanging down and the center console was lifted up, ran through. A couple of small things were taken, like an iPod charger, a couple of cell phone chargers, just stupid stuff we keep in there," Allen said.

Police alerted residents of the car break-ins through their Facebook page. Thieves targeted cars in the area of East and West Bergey, North Park, Sparrow Way and Whippoorpill Lane.

"There is no such thing as a safe neighborhood. Thieves target any neighborhood. When you think you're safe, you're not actually safe,” Sparrow Way resident Guy Johnson said.

Police said the cars were left unlocked, and the thieves grabbed whatever they could easily take. Allen admitted he doesn’t generally lock the vehicles in his driveway.

“We never had to do that around here. We never really have had that kind of problem, But I guess it catches up you everywhere you go,” he added.

Following a resident's tip, police caught three juveniles believed to be involved in the early morning crime spree. And, they did recover a number of personal items.

Anyone who believes they were robbed in the car break-ins is urged to contact the Wadsworth Police Department at 330-334-1511.

Police said this should also serve as a reminder to keep valuables out of sight and your vehicle secured.

"Lock your doors at all times. Your valuables can be taken at any time," Johnson said.

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