NORTH CASTLE, N.Y. -- A rash of car break-ins has kept police busy in North Castle.
On Friday, Feb. 26, a resident of Chestnut Ridge Road called to report that her car had been rifled through overnight and a small amount of change had been taken.
About an hour later that same day, a resident of Ilana Court called police to say that his unlocked car was also the target of thieves; in this case, a wallet and some clothing was taken.
Shortly thereafter, police got two more calls from folks on Ilana Court whose cars had also been broken into.
A resident of Woodcrest Drive also reported a car break-in, but was unsure if anything had been taken.
Meanwhile, someone on Maple Way called police to report that he had found checkbooks, identification cards, and other documents scattered on his property.
After checking the address on the items, police returned them to their owner on Colonial Court, who said they had apparently been taken from his car sometime overnight.
A woman who lives on Maple Way called to report that her EZ Pass had been stolen from the car overnight. She said that a gym bag had been snatched about two weeks earlier, but she hadn’t reported it to the cops.
All five reports emanated from streets off Route 22, a main drag through town.
North Castle authorities also reported assisting in the pursuit of a speeding car on Route 684 on Friday, Feb. 26.
The driver of the car was thought to have ties to the “Savage Gang,” which had been linked to various crimes in the area, police said.
The North Castle officer broke off the chase at the Connecticut border and notified state police from that jurisdiction, as well as Waterbury police.
The car was described as a dark-colored Mercedes Benz with Connecticut license plates.
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