BANGOR, Maine — Around 20 residents of Bangor, neighboring Brewer and Hampden called police over the weekend and Monday reporting someone had broken into their vehicles.
“We got one this morning and five yesterday,” Hampden Police Chief Joe Rogers said Monday morning.
The Hampden car burglaries happened in the area of Old County Road and Sunset Avenue and all involved unlocked vehicles, the chief said.
Brewer Cpl. Paul Gauvin said Monday morning that reports were still coming in.
“This morning we’ve had four, mostly on North Main Street, Church Street and Union Street,” the corporal said.
Bangor took reports of nine car burglaries between 6 a.m. Friday and Monday morning, Sgt. Paul Edwards said.
“There were three right in a row this morning” — on Harlow, Dodge and North High streets, the Bangor sergeant said.
One man lost of a set of golf clubs given to him by his grandfather, said Edwards.
The set includes a “King Cobra [iron set], Acuity drivers and three Callaway woods,” he said. “They have sentimental value.”
The burglars should “do the right thing” and return them, Edwards added.
Most if not all of the vehicles broken into over the weekend were unlocked, the officers said, reminding residents to lock their vehicle and remove any items of value.
A Bangor Daily News employee was among those reporting stolen items. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)