Barrington police fielded numerous larceny complaints from residents and non-residents last week, as everything from chainsaws to jewelry went missing.
On Monday, July 15, a Primrose Hill Road resident stopped into the station to report a theft from his car. The man said someone broke into his car while it was parked in his driveway and took his work laptop computer, printer and the bag they were kept in.
On Thursday, July 18, a landscaping contractor who was working at a Nayatt Road home called police after realizing someone had stolen some equipment out of the back of his truck. He said he parked his vehicle in the driveway at the front of the home and went into the backyard to work. When he returned to the truck he realized someone had stolen a backpack blower, a tool box containing sprinkler tips, and two shovels. The contractor told police he believed someone on foot committed the crime.
A day later, a Lamson Road resident visited the station to report the larceny of two chainsaws from his garage. The resident told an officer that he had gone outside late at night to have a smoke when he noticed a side door to the garage was ajar. He checked the garage and realized the saws were missing.
On Saturday morning, July 20, a Nayatt Road resident who is having work done to her home said a necklace and $325 in cash had gone missing. Police responded to the scene and spoke to the worksite manager, who agreed to supply the names of all workers who had been in an out of the home.
Not all the news in the police report was bad, however. On Monday, July 15 a resident found a wallet on New Meadow Road and returned it to police, and on Sunday, July 21, a woman found a purse containing cash and other items on the East Bay Bike Path. She brought the purse to the station and officers returned it to its rightful owner.