Witnesses who were alert — and maybe not sleeping well — helped police nab suspected auto burglars Tuesday morning in two parts of Overland Park.
In both cases, witnesses noticed the alleged prowlers and officers were able to respond quickly enough to arrest four people, including two juveniles, on suspicion of burglarizing autos, said Officer Michelle Koos, a spokeswoman for Overland Park police.
In the first case, a witness called police about 2 a.m. reporting that there were prowlers in a cul-de-sac near the 5300 block of Robinson Street.
When officers arrived, they found and arrested an adult and two juveniles.
The adult, an 18-year-old Overland Park man, was booked into jail in Johnson County.
In the second incident, a resident of the Brownstone at Overland Park Apartments called police about 3 a.m. saying someone was burglarizing autos.
When officers arrived, they found and arrested one adult. An 18-year-old Wichita man was booked into jail in Johnson County.
In both incidences, at least two vehicles were burglarized, but there may be more victims, Koos said.
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