HPDPS Stops Prowlers Spying on Cars

Here’s another reminder to use common sense with regard to suspicious activity and being aware of your surroundings.

At 4:40 a.m. today, someone on an early-morning walk noticed a man peering into cars in the 4300 block of Edmondson Avenue. After a call to police, Highland Park Department of Public Safety officers searched the area and found that the man had entered an unlocked SUV, climbed over the back seat, and hidden in the cargo area.

During an inspection of each vehicle on the block, police found a woman passed out in the passenger seat of a car, and she had a stolen handgun. The car was connected to the man, who was arrested for criminal trespass, and the woman was detained for the firearm possession. That car also contained an iPad that didn’t belong to either suspect.

UPDATE: It turned out the iPad was stolen from a car in the 4000 block of Miramar, and was returned to its owner.

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