Decatur Police Report Rash of Auto Thefts

A house on Springdale Street was burglarized.

This information comes from Decatur police reports.

Decatur police are investigating a rash of motor vehicle thefts, including three cars and one motorcycle reported stolen on the same date.

These vehicles were taken:

  • 1996 Honda Accord from the 300 block of Mimosa Drive on March 16.
  • 1996 Honda Accord from the 400 block of Mimosa Drive on March 16.
  • 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera from the DFCS parking lot at 178 Sams. St. on March 16.
  • 1996 Honda CBR motorcycle from the 2300 block of North Decatur Road on March 16.
  • 1999 green Honda CRV from the 200 blcok of Cambridge Avenue on March 21.
  • 1996 Honda Accord from the 200 block of Chelsea Drive on March 22.


Two computers were stolen when a residence in the 400 block of Springdale Streeet was broken into the morning of March 26.

Police responded to an alarm about 10 a.m. and found the back door ajar and an adjacent window shattered. The resident told police she locked up about 8:30 a.m. and left the house.

Listed as stolen were a blue Dell laptop and a silver Mac Book Pro laptop.


Police want to file charges against a man who drove off with a car that Dixie Auto Sales was trying to repossess.

An employee of the business in the 500 block of East College Avenue told officers that a man bought a 2004 Cadillac Deville in May 2009 and was $537 behind in his payments.

The man drove the Cadillac to the lot to talk about the bill and an employee parked a van behind the car, making it impossible to leave the lot. The employee told the man the car was being repossessed.

The employee said the man went to the car and sat in the driver's seat, retrieved a silver, semi-automatic handgun and pointed it in the employee's direction.

The man pulled the magazine from the pistol to show it was loaded and told the employee, "Move the [expletive deleted] van or I will shoot you." The employee moved the van and the man drove away.

Police said they will draw warrants to charge him with armed robbery, aggravated assault and auto theft.


Two bicycle were reported stolen.

A  mother said she and her son went to the Ebster Recreation Center on March 24 and parked but did not secure his bike in the bike rack. They went inside for about 10 minutes and came out to find the reddish/orange, 10-speed Huffy mountain bike gone. They valued the bike at $150.

A youth told police his red, 10-speed bike was stolen March 19 from the bike rack at Decatur High. The bike was secured.



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