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Rise in theft highlights failure of students to use gym lockers

Rise in theft highlights failure of students to use gym lockers

Rachel Suggs '21, Web News Editor

November 21, 2019

The first thing that I learned about Staples, even before I started my freshman year, was that—for whatever reason—Staples kids don’t use their lockers. Ever. Now that I am a junior, I no longer feel bewildered by the fact that our lockers are pure decorations. I myself can’t even remember th...

Vandalism, mailbox theft strikes Westport

Vandalism, mailbox theft strikes Westport

June 6, 2017

The Westport Police Department (WPD) has received over 20 complaints regarding vandalized or stolen mailboxes since May 12. “The thefts and vandalisms have occurred during the overnight hours” and “these mailboxes cost between $100 and $450 to replace,” according to the WPD. The U.S. Postal Ins...

Three arrested after being involved in Westport vehicle theft

Three arrested after being involved in Westport vehicle theft

March 31, 2017

By Layla Wofsy '19 Westport police officers arrested Reginald Sharpe, Alexis Haythe and Rashad Spain on March 29 after calling the police to report a car accident involving stolen vehicles. After the police were notified, they investigated the accident on North Avenue between Easton Road and Coleyt...

Car break-ins are on the rise

Car break-ins are on the rise

Larissa Lieberson, Director of Social Media

October 19, 2014

The calm, pristine streets of Westport appear to be a safe place to leave a car filled with valuables, but in reality, nobody is exempt from theft. According to the Westport Police Department, between five and seven cars get broken into in town per month, with that number increasing lately. “In...

The Spotlight on Stealing

The Spotlight on Stealing

December 22, 2010

The five-finger discount. The swipe. The steal. Shoplifting and theft are prevalent issues in America and have started to become part of our nation’s culture. Has Westport contributed to this development? Stealing at Staples Gym locker rooms are notorious for hit-and-run thefts, and Staples is no exc...

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