Eureka Police are investigating numerous vehicle break-ins that occurred early this morning (July 19) in the Elk Run and Hilltop Village subdivisions. One of the vehicles broken into was an unmarked police pickup, Capt. David Wilson said.
The break-ins occurred between about 1 a.m. and 3 a.m., when vehicle windows were broken and doors were damaged, the report said.
The passenger-side window on a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado that belongs to the Eureka Police Department was smashed, and the door frame was damaged. The damage to the police vehicle was estimated at $2,300, Wilson said.
He said no police equipment was stolen from the pickup, but the officer had a gym bag with personnel items in the pickup, which was stolen.
Wilson said information about vehicles damaged on Elk Run Drive, Caribou Court and Shaw Drive was not available this afternoon. He did say a vehicle broken into on Caribou Court was driven a short distance from the owner’s home, but it was abandoned in the middle of the street.
In addition, Eureka Police recovered a 2013 Dodge Dart that had been abandoned in the Hunters Heights subdivision, and the car was reported stolen in St. Peters, Wilson said.
He said Eureka Police reviewed surveillance footage from the Hunter Heights and Hilltop Village subdivisions and two people could be seen in the video abandoning the Dodge Dart. However, the suspects have not been identified.
Eureka Police have been informed of similar incidents in Kirkwood and Jefferson County earlier this week, Wilson said.
He asks anyone with surveillance video showing suspicious activity between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. in the Hilltop Village or Elk Run subdivisions or with information about the incidents to call Eureka Police at 636-938-6600.