Two cars were stolen Tuesday night in Newtown. They were parked in the Horseshoe Ridge Road/Old Farm Hill Road area. Police Chief James Viadero says vehicles previously reported stolen have been taken by juveniles, driven around then abandoned in Waterbury. Newtown Police have made several arrests in past incidents and are working to forensically process the recovered vehicle from yesterday morning.
Newtown Police are ramping up patrols in the areas being targeted, but urged residents to also help out by locking unoccupied cars and not leaving keys or fobs inside. Viadero says garage door openers left in open vehicles are another way to access garages with vehicles parked inside.
Anyone with video surveillance of cars being stolen or being gone through is asked to contact Newtown Police. Viadero says thefts from motor vehicles and stolen cars is a situation plaguing Fairfield County for several months now; local agencies have been working together to make arrests.