Lincoln man arrested for larceny, stealing from cars

Lincoln man arrested for larceny, stealing from cars

LINCOLN - A Lincoln man has been arrested for stealing from residents' vehicles, and larceny under $1,500, police said Tuesday afternoon.

Christian Torres, 31, of Spring Street in Manville, was arrested by Lincoln Police on Monday night around 8:30 p.m. for receiving stolen goods, according to a release.

Shortly before police arrested Torres, the department had received a call about a man entering an unlocked car parked in a driveway on Carriage Drive, where the witness said the man unsuccessfully tried to enter other vehicles at the property that were locked.

After the suspect searched through the vehicle, he took off on foot, the release noted. The release read that Torres was later located by police entering another vehicle on nearby Westwood Road, and was found with money taken from the vehicle on Carriage Drive as well as a credit card that was reported stolen from a car in Manville on Aug. 6.

Torres was taken into custody and processed at station headquarters, police said, and the 31-year-old was determined to be a probation violator for a previous breaking and entering charge. Torres was transported to Third District Court for a morning arraignment, the release continued.

"Unfortunately, over the past couple of months the Lincoln Police have received numerous reports of larcenies from motor vehicles. We would also like to remind residents to make sure they lock their vehicles as well as report suspicious activity. This arrest is a great example of a crime being thwarted by vigilant awareness," the press release stated.