Not long after , the thefts have started up again around town.
Except 22-year-old Nathan Weydener has been jailed without bond since Dec. 4, meaning someone else is now taking advantage of people who are leaving valuables in their unlocked vehicles.
“Since we arrested that kid, we thought we nipped it in the bud,” Bridgeville police Chief Chad King said, adding he does not think the two cases are related. “But it’s been going steady ever since.”
King said a man was seen prowling on Bank Street last week around the time several things were taken from a woman’s car. Police later found her pants and a first aid kit a few streets away after the person sifted through the more valuable items.
The majority of the thefts have been along the Chartiers and Bank streets corridors, and near Lesnett Road, King said. He said the solution to fixing the problem is simple.
“Main thing is, lock the doors,” King said. “They’re not break-ins because the cars are all unlocked.”
If you have information about the person stealing from cars, contact the at 412-221-6052.