Once again the holiday weekend proved to be an opportunity for thieves and vandals to run amok.
Sometime between Jan. 17 and Jan. 20, an unidentified suspect allegedly entered an apartment on the 700 block of Camino del Sur by reaching through the window to unlock the front door. Upon returning home, the resident noticed various household items strewn about the living room and kitchen. Among the items missing was a laptop computer, an iMac, a scanner, printer and other computer equipment, a camera, videocamera, television, two bikes, several CDs, two guitars, several watches and 100 two-dollar bills.
On the 700 block of Camino Pescadero, an unidentified suspect allegedly burglarized a car parked in a sorority parking lot. The only items reported missing were the contents of the glove box and the interior speaker panels.
An unknown suspect also allegedly entered a house on the 6600 block of Del Playa Drive through the open front door while one resident was sleeping and the other was sunbathing on the balcony. One resident reported a laptop and wallet missing, but nothing was missing from the rest of the house.
On the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive a car was allegedly burglarized during a large party. The owner of the car said a keg had been placed adjacent to the vehicle, drawing a large crowd near his car for most of the night. The next morning he noted a long scratch on the left side of the car. Although there was no sign of forced entry, the stereo and several CDs were missing. The rearview mirror was broken off and lying on the floor under the steering wheel and a plastic cup was found in the passenger seat. The owner believes he might have accidentally left the car unlocked.
Three residents on the 6600 block of Picasso Road reported vandalism to their vehicles. The passenger side mirrors were broken off all cars, and one had several scratches along the right side.