Police seek leads on vehicle burglaries


Mineola police are seeking the public’s assistance in a rash of vehicle burglaries, centered in the area west of downtown and north of U.S. 80.

The first report occurred Jan. 16 on W. Buchanan St. when an officer saw a vehicle door left open on W. Buchanan St. It appeared the vehicle had been rummaged through, but the owner did not find anything to be missing.

The following day, a checkbook was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle on W. Buchanan. Around the same time a wallet and other items were found on Dubose St. at Sycamore which led to another burglary of an unlocked vehicle on Dubose.

A resident reported someone had gone through her unlocked vehicle on W. Blair St. on Jan. 18. Nothing appeared to be missing.

On Jan. 20 a resident on Harris St. reported catching three males breaking into his vehicle and stealing a wallet.

A wallet and handgun were reported taken from an unlocked vehicle on Pegues St. Jan. 22.

Anyone with information pertaining to the recent vehicle burglaries should call Mineola Police Department crime stoppers at 903-569- 2118 or go online to crime stoppers at p3tips.com.