Watertown Woman 'Creeped Out' After Car Break-In

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The Flower Avenue woman says she's "creeped out" - so much so that she didn't want to show her face on camera.

It's all because of what she found Monday morning.

"Someone had obviously gotten into the car and gone through the glove compartment, ransacked, threw everything all over in front of the car," she said.

"It is ongoing. There seems to be peaks and valleys," said Lieutenant Joe Donoghue.

Donoghue is referring to a recent peak in vehicle break-ins across Watertown.

They're happening everywhere from the north side to the southeast part of the city.

There have been 20 reports alone over two days last week.

"There's two or three areas that seem more concentrated, but we're asking everybody in the city to make sure their vehicles are being kept locked and that they aren't keeping anything of value in the vehicle," said Donoghue.

The Flower Avenue woman's car doors were locked and there was nothing valuable inside.

The would-be thieves didn't get away with anything, but the woman is still upset.

"It leaves a feeling of a creep value in there that somebody's been in your car, especially when it's locked and in the driveway," she said.

Police have arrested a few individuals in connection with this rash of crime, including 19 year old Jesse Davis of Watertown (pictured), who police say stole a gun out of a car.

There's no open investigation for the Flower Avenue woman since nothing was taken. Well, almost nothing -

"Just maybe a little bit of my dignity," she said.

Monday, September 1, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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