Covington, Kentucky

Covington Police Investigating Thefts of Car Batteries

Nine car batteries were stolen from vehicles and fourteen cars total were broken into in Covington's Mainstrasse Village neighborhood between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, Covington Police confirmed to The River City News.

Police Chief Spike Jones said that he has heard reports of roughly twelve thefts of car batteries. Teams of investigators were in the neighborhood for most of Thursday morning trying to collect fingerprints. A police presence remains this afternoon. "It's unusal," Jones said. "Occasionally you get a theft of a battery because some needs a battery, but (this many) at the same time, what do you do with twelve car batteries?"

The brunt of the damage appears to have happened along the eastern edge of the neighborhood along Seventh, Eighth, and Greer Streets with witnesses reporting other instances along Pershing Avenue and Craig Street.

Police are looking into local scrap metal shops to see if any information can be found there.

The investigation is in a preliminary stage right now and this story will be updated when more information is attained.

If you know anything about the thefts, call Covington Police at 859.356.3191 or Crime Stoppers at 513.352.3040, and email news@rcnky.com or weigh in at RCN Facebook.

Written by Michael Monks, editor & publisher of The River City News

Photo: Car with busted window on Eighth Street/RCN