Hastings Police have recovered hundreds of stolen personal items.
This came as part of an uncommonly large bust, police said.
Thousands of dollars worth of property, 362 items, can now be returned to their rightful owners. Police said it's about peace of mind for the community.
Captain Adam Story described the haul as "a lot of electronics which includes cell phones, iPods, iPads and touches, a lot of digital cameras, T.V.'s., a lot of laptop computers, electronics, some tools and jewelry."
Story said all the items recovered were either stolen or traded for drugs. He said this shows that drug use is not a victimless crime.
"With methamphetamine and victims of crime this supports the knowledge that there are victims to those crimes and items get taken to support those drug habits," he said.
According to HPD, these thefts have been going on for months.
"Criminals see opportunities when there's valuables in a car to take them," Story said.
He said this is one of the larger busts of this kind that the department has made.
"It feels really good for the officers that have worked hard on this and the the investigators, but again, we still want to identify this property and let the victims know that we have their property," Story said.
Those who have reported stolen property or are missing property should contact the Hastings Police Department.