Men arrested in connection to stereo theft

WYANDOTTE — Two men have been arrested for seven car stereo thefts early Tuesday night.


The men, both in their early 20s, broke into seven cars at five locations between midnight and 7 a.m. Tuesday.


Calls to Detective Lt. James Ferguson about the circumstances of the arrest were not returned by press time.
The first theft was discovered at 7 a.m. Tuesday in the 2000 block of 12th. A $400 stereo was stolen out of a 2000 Jeep and the window of a 1998 Ford van was broken.


The owner said there were no signs of forced entry into the Jeep, but that there was damage to the dashboard near the radio.


One of the residents of the house woke up in the middle of the night and looked outside when he heard the glass shatter to the van. He believes that’s why nothing was taken from the van.


The second theft was found at 8:30 a.m. in the 300 block of Highland, where a $300 car stereo was stolen from a 1997 Ford Ranger. The owner said the truck was parked in his driveway, and that entry was gained through the rear sliding window. Pry marks were found along the window.


The third theft was reported at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday. Two $100 stereos were stolen out of a 1992 Ford F-150 and a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am that were parked in the alley behind the owner’s house in the 300 block of Riverbank. Neither vehicle was locked the night before.


The last call to report a theft came in at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday. A 2001 and 2004 Dodge Dakota were broken into on the John Yurkovich Auto Sales lot, 2355 Fort.


Once again, entry was gained through the sliding rear window of each truck, and both stereos were taken.
The dealership’s owner said he had video from the surveillance cameras on his lot of two men breaking into the trucks at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.


He added that both men were at the dealership Monday looking at the trucks they eventually broke into.