Several arrests have been made in a case that included more than 50 vehicle prowls in the Camas-Vancouver areas.
According to a press release from the Camas Police Department, arrested were Vancouver residents Curtis D. Grant, 21, on four counts of identity theft, and Einor T. Santer, 19, and Rimany D. Samoeun, 30, both on one count each of identity theft. Additional charges are possible.
On Aug. 10, police indicated that there had been more than 50 vehicle prowls since late July throughout the west side of Prune Hill and east Vancouver. The thefts resulted in perpetrations of fraud, identity theft and burglary. Most of the prowls involved unlocked vehicles. Garage door remote controls had also been stolen or used to access garages.
One of the vehicle prowl victims recorded the theft on home surveillance video.
The CPD urged citizens to keep homes and valuables secure by closing garage doors, and locking doors, windows and vehicles. The suspects in the recent vehicle prowls indicated to police that they stole items that were easily available.
“Keep valuables out of sight in unoccupied vehicles,” the news released stated. “We also encourage citizens to call 911 when they witness suspicious behavior and to keep a look out for your fellow neighbors as well.”