Updated: Police Investigate Rash of Burglaries in Durham

Thieves have been targeting jewelry and computer equipment inside homes, according to police.


State Police are investigating a string of residential burglaries, as well as a car break-in in Durham over the course of the last two weeks, Resident State Trooper Pete DiGioia said Wednesday.

It's not clear if the crimes are connected but the thieves targeted jewelry and computer equipment, according to DiGioia.

The victims live on Saw Mill Road, Tuttle Road, Madison Road and Lexington Place. An unsuccessful burglary on Saw Mill Road is under investigation as well, he said.

"We also had a car break-in on Haddam Quarter Road. The car was locked but a window was smashed to get in," DiGioia told Patch. In that case, numerous laptop computers that had been placed in the passenger seat were stolen.

A chainsaw left in the trunk of the car was also taken, according to a report.

The car break-in happened sometime between 12 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. the report says.

Residents who witness suspicious activity are urged to contact the Resident Trooper's office at 860-349-2325 or State Police at 860-399-2100.

Ken Blake January 11, 2012 at 07:11 PM
With the size of Durham and only one police officer and these economic times it is bound to happen. Durham needs to really consider getting a true police dept. Durham is sandwiched between some fairly large towns. They really are playing with the town's and personal security. You pay for what you get.
Banana Sam January 11, 2012 at 10:20 PM
I agree Ken with these pill crazed punks out there more cops are needed.
Guest January 12, 2012 at 01:08 PM
Please not more cops! For what, so they can ticket more families with speeding and parking tickets? Spend your money on a home security system, or a dog, and ask your neighbors to be more vigilant, in other words, you have to help yourself. If you think cops will patrol more, you are wrong, they sit there and wait for the crime to pass them by.
Ken Blake January 12, 2012 at 06:06 PM
There is truth in what you say, Mr. Guest. Even if you do all the hme security things, cops are a deterent. Never mind chasing them away, how about cathching them and putting them away from us. And then you wouldn't be using our Middlefield cops to fix problems in Durham.
Joe Schmoe January 15, 2012 at 04:05 PM
I agree, no need for a full police dept. Cops aren't a deterrent unless they're parked in the driveway. As far as catching criminals, especially robberies, if they're not caught in the act and there are no witnesses they usually get away with it no matter how large a town's police force is. The best way to stop and prevent crime is to be a more alert and self-protected community.
Rambo January 17, 2012 at 12:38 PM
no need more cop or to catch speeder. The one compliant about speed on their street or live there no kidding they speed else where but their own street. Bottom line we all speed regardless let face it. The criminals in town we all have to work together you know what going and coming on your street or something not right call the police or install cam. video it cost $400 buy one it a little chip to put in your computer don't have one cop dose (all police car have computer) and look it up for you.
Hoot Owl April 07, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Here's a point for you to ponder, A gun owner is a first responder


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