Rash of Car Break-ins Reported on Los Gatos' Frank Avenue

Several cars were burglarized early morning Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 on Frank Avenue in Los Gatos. Patch file photo
Several cars were burglarized early morning Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 on Frank Avenue in Los Gatos. Patch file photo
Los Gatos Patch reader Caitlyn Horton is reporting that several cars, including her own, parked overnight on Frank Avenue were broken into early Tuesday morning. 

Police reports have been filed, Horton said.

"My car was locked, so they must have slim-jimed the window. My neighbor's car was unlocked," Horton lamented.

Frank Avenue is located right off Los Gatos Boulevard, before Izorah Way.

Horton said there are four cars that were broken into that the neighborhood knows of, along with three mailboxes, that were left open.

Three of the four cars were parked in Horton's neighbors' driveways. However, her car was on the street right in front of her house, she said.

Only small items like iPods, car phone chargers, etc. were taken, she said.

A Los Gatos/Monte Sereno police officer took reports for each car this morning and dusted the mailboxes for prints, Horton added.

The crimes are said to have been committed between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. this morning. 

—This is a developing breaking news story. Please check back for updates. 

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Ethan Harmer January 14, 2014 at 01:13 PM
Did they lock their doors. Lots of cars in town with unlocked doors. Not smart.
Marilyn Leonard January 14, 2014 at 05:55 PM
Lots of break ins occur with locked vehicles. Locking your doors doesn't seem to slow them down very much.
Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz January 14, 2014 at 06:00 PM
Use UR Garage 4 UR car not Storage.
Ed Dee January 15, 2014 at 10:44 AM
Lots of auto break ins in that neighborhood over the past 2-3 years, including one of mine. LGPD mentioned setting up a "sting" there, but I don't believe they ever have. Its really happening too frequently from oak rim to highland oaks.
old neighbor dude January 15, 2014 at 11:17 AM
Irene, should I just throw all of my stuff out on the sidewalk then to make room for my car?


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