The Edmond Sun

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June 3, 2014

Burglaries plague Edmond’s Pelican Bay patrons

EDMOND — Six patrons at Pelican Bay, a popular Edmond water park, reported their vehicles were burglarized during the weekend, police said.

On Tuesday, Edmond Police Department spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said the agency believes the site was targeted specifically, but investigators don’t yet know by whom.

“The dog park along 33rd Street in Edmond is another hot spot to be targeted this time of year,” Monroe said.

The Police Department released reports detailing the individual incidents:

• At Pelican Bay, 1034 S. Bryant Ave., a victim connected to a 2012 Ford Focus parked in the middle of the parking lot reported a total loss of $700 — $500 worth of damage to the front passenger side window and a $200 leather purse. The victim arrived at the park at about 4 p.m. Saturday. She took her wallet with her. An additional purse was left behind in the back seat, indicating the suspect(s) did not get greedy and grab other items, which may have drawn more attention, the reporting officer stated.

• A victim connected to a 2006 Lexus LX450 parked in the northernmost lot reported a total loss of $675 — $500 for the shattered front passenger side window, a $25 purse containing miscellaneous paperwork, a computer flash drive and headphones and $150 in cash. The victim arrived at about 2:30 p.m.

• A victim connected to a 2009 Toyota Camry in the middle of the parking lot reported a total loss of $700 — $500 for the shattered front passenger side window and a $200 leather purse. The victim arrived at about 4 p.m. She took her wallet into the park.

• A victim connected to a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix parked immediately to the north of the park reported a total loss of $620 — $500 for the shattered front passenger side window and a $20 beach bag containing various items. Including $100 athletic shoes. She arrived at about 3 p.m.

• A victim connected to a 2008 Mazda parked in the northwest corner of the lot reported a total loss of $500 for the shattered rear passenger side window. She arrived at about 2 p.m. She believed nothing was taken from the car.

• A victim connected to a 2007 Honda Accord parked near the south entrance reported a total loss of $750 — $500 for the shattered driver’s side rear door window, a $200 leather biker jacket and $50 in cash; the jacket was covering a small cash box on the back seat. The victim arrived at the park at about 3:30 p.m.

Monroe urged patrons at Pelican or the dog park, located at East 33rd Street and Rankin Terrace, to not leave anything of value in their vehicles. If you have to bring them lock them in the trunk, Monroe said. If you drive an SUV, leave the items at home, Monroe said.

“Take it inside the water park and dog park with you or leave it at home,” Monroe said.

City spokesman Casey Moore said 35,323 guests visited Pelican Bay last year.

Hours at Pelican Bay, which opened May 24, are 1-8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 1-7 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 1-6 p.m. Sundays. It will be open from noon to 5 p.m. on July 4 and on Labor Day. Closing day is Sept. 1. Pelican Bay features include a climbing wall, a current channel, a swirling vortex and water slides. For more information, visit the parks and recreation section at edmondok.com.

The dog park is open from dawn to dusk.

marks@edmondsun.com | 341-2121, ext. 108

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