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December 20, 2012

Arrest made for thefts from cars

Items taken during night in recent rash

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“We will be adding additional charges as we compile all our cases — which probably are well over 20 different victims,” Whitaker said Thursday in an email to the Commonwealth Journal. 
Whitaker said Phipps may also be connected to several thefts that occurred in the city limits.
Lt. Shannon Smith, with the Somerset Police Department, confirmed that and said his agency has charged Phipps with two additional counts of theft of a firearm.
Smith said Phipps allegedly took a gun from a truck on grand Circle and took another firearm from a residence on Joy Drive. 
“We received inform-ation from Lt. Whitaker ... that Phipps was in custody from an investigation they were working and that he may be involved with more thefts inside the city,” Smith said. 
Wood said there are preventative measures to help keep a similar fate from befalling anyone else — measures that may be even more useful now that everyone is carting items for Christmas to and from different locations. 
“If you’re at home and your vehicle is outside on your property, please secure and lock your vehicles up,” said Wood. “If your vehicle has to be left outside (instead of in a garage), if you can park it outside under or next to a light, that can help. If you can park close enough to your house to where you can hear if people are opening or closing doors, that can help.”
 

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