Last month, Westport was jolted by a series of home break-ins in Greens Farms.
Now, it’s cars being hit at Winslow Park.
An “06880” reader reports that at least 5 windows have been smashed — and personal belongings stolen — while people walk their dogs nearby.
She loves Winslow Park because of the community she’s found there. An eclectic group of dog owners welcomed her in (and invited her to their “Yappie Hour”).
This summer, she became aware of the “smash-and-grab” break-ins. They occurred in the Westport Country Playhouse lot.
A month ago, a woman who parks in the small North Compo lot was hit.
It happens in broad daylight, with people coming and going with their dogs.
The “06880” reader suggests surveillance cameras. She also thinks that cutting down bushes would help make cars more visible to passersby. Of course, it’s common sense to not leave anything of value on your car seat or floor, visible to anyone.
Notices have been posted on the “Winslow Park Small Dogs & Friends” Facebook page. The reader says that publicity is essential. More people need to know this is happening — and the thief or thieves must know that people know.
“Winslow Park should be a happy place for everyone,” she says. “Not a place of fear.”