Several thefts from Hanna City vehicles reported

For The Weekly Post

HANNA CITY – At least five vehicle-burglary cases were reported recently in the Hanna City area, according to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office.

Locations in Hanna City included the 400 block of N. Lakeshore Drive, the 200 block of N. Runkle St., and two in the 300 block of N. Phil Gould Drive. All incidents were reported the morning of July 21.

One Phil Gould Drive resident reported three vehicles burglarized, according to the sheriff’s office. Among missing items were pocket knives and a pair of sunglasses valued at $700. Another resident of that block was missing $150 airpods from the glove box of a 2020 Chevrolet Traverse sport-utility vehicle.

A purse that contained credit and debit cards and $60 in cash, among other items, was reported missing from a 2005 Dodge Neon parked at the Runkle Street address. A flashlight and small gold key were left behind in one of two other vehicles rummaged there, according to a sheriff’s-office report.

Video-surveillance footage revealed two people entering one of the Runkle Street vehicles. The video wasn’t clear enough to reveal distinguishable features, the report stated.

On Lakeshore Drive, $200 in cash and two batteries valued at $100 each were reported missing from a 2009 GMC Sierra pickup truck.

South of Hanna City, two vehicles were reported burglarized about 11 a.m. July 21 at a residence in the 13000 block of W. Smithville Rd. A telephone case and some papers from one vehicle, a 2015 Volkswagen Passat, were found in the parking lot of a nearby church. The center console and glove box of a 2006 GMC pickup truck were opened and papers were scattered.

In at least two incidents, blood was found on vehicle interiors and exteriors, on a driveway and/or on items found nearby. Results of DNA testing were pending, according to Peoria County Sheriff Chris Watkins.