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Police eye suspect for Westwood burglaries
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McMinnville Police say they have a suspect they plan to bring in for questioning after a rash of burglaries in Westwood over a two-day period.
According to police detective Todd Rowland, three cars were broken into -- and one car was stolen -- during a two-day period in January.
"We believe it was the same person because they used the same MO," said Rowland. "It was like they were walking down the street and taking whatever they could out of vehicles."
Rowland said the thief would gain entry by smashing a window and then taking everything in sight. However, one vehicle had its window smashed and no items were stolen. The crimes were centered around the Rivermont Drive area of Westwood near its intersection with Boyd Avenue.
Rowland said the car that was stolen was a 2013 Nissan Altima that had a purse inside. The vehicle was recovered about 24 hours later in Forrest Park with the only damage being a scratch.
"We have a suspect and we hope an arrest will be coming," said Rowland.
Even with a suspect, Rowland said anyone with information which may be helpful to police in solving these crimes is encouraged to call 473-3386.