Burglar smashes in car windows at Meridian dog park By Holly Beech firstname.lastname@example.org HollyBeechMP Nov 13, 2017 (…) Facebook Twitter Email Meridian’s Storey Bark Park is at 430 E. Watertower Lane, close to the police station. Meridian Press file photo Facebook Twitter Email Print Save While the Meridian dog park was bustling with dogs and people Saturday morning, a burglar was busy breaking car windows in the parking lot.The burglar — or burglars — got away with an estimated $1,500 worth of goods, including purses, cash, electronics and an iPhone, Meridian Police Sgt. Brandon Frasier said.Four people reported that their car had been broken into — including three who reported smashed car windows, Frasier said. The cars were parked at the Storey Bark Park, 430 E. Watertower Lane. Police have video footage from a security camera in the parking lot that shows the burglar’s vehicle, Frasier said.The burglaries happened between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Park-goers contacted police, who quickly arrived and interviewed about 30 people, Frasier said.The three people with broken windows told police that something of value had been visible inside the car, he said.“If the would-be car burglar goes by your car and can’t see anything worth stealing, the chances that they’re going to break a window to go on a fishing expedition are really low,” Frasier said.It’s rare in Meridian for a thief to force entry into a vehicle, he said. Typically, burglars target unlocked cars at night.“But to have it be broad daylight in the middle of such a busy area is outside the norm,” Frasier said. “However, this time of year as we get into the holiday season, we typically see more of that.”This time of year, he noted, thieves are looking for Christmas gifts and other valuable items in vehicles.“It’s still a crime of opportunity,” Frasier said. “So someone’s going to roam around looking into cars, and if they see something valuable, they’ll smash a window.” More from this section Meridian Police arrest spa owner accused of inappropriately touching clients Posted: Feb. 23, 2018 Meridian Police arrest suspect in firearm theft Last updated: Feb. 23, 2018 What's happening in downtown Meridian Posted: Feb. 21, 2018 Going Places Posted: Feb. 21, 2018 Public hearing for Costco development is March 1 Posted: Feb. 21, 2018 Facebook Twitter Email Print Save HollyBeechMP Follow HollyBeechMP Close Get email notifications on HollyBeechMP daily! Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification. Whenever HollyBeechMP posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Save Manage followed notifications Follow HollyBeechMP Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? Sign Up Today Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!