Tuesday night, Hastings Police were alerted of another car break-in, after six car break-ins were reported on Monday. Police aren't sure if it's related to the six earlier this week, but they say they're well on their way to making an arrest on those cases thanks to security footage.
Monday night a car drove into the parking lot at Pastime Lanes in Hastings and broke into three cars. Those cars were just three of six broken into on Monday night. But thanks to Pastime Lanes' security cameras they're hoping to make an arrest by the end of the week.
Hastings Police Sergeant Murphey says, "They can assist us in getting video where that might lead to the solving of a crime." Sergeant Murphy says surveillance equipment has gotten less expensive and more accessible so more businesses and homes are getting it now that's a go-to for police. "It's an asset that's available to us and we go ask and I can't think of a time when we haven't had that footage made available to us," Says Murphey.
At Pastime Lanes their cameras have been helpful on many occasions. Butch Hogan, Manager at Pastime Lanes says, "We even had a time where somebody went up and down Baltimore throwing pumpkins out of a vehicle and one of our cameras caught Baltimore and they were able to identify the pick-up and got the kids who did that too so that wasn't even on our property."
Sergeant Murphy says you can hardly get from one end of Burlington to the other without being caught on camera. Banks, school, and stores all have them now.