Whitewater police seek suspect in car entry thefts
WHITEWATER--Whitewater police are asking for the public's help in their search for a suspect in a rash of thefts from area vehicles over the past several months, according to a news release from the Whitewater Police Department.
The suspect, Cody Davis, a 21 year old white male, 6'2” tall, weighing approximately 200 pounds.
Authorities executed a search warrant at a local residence April 14 in connection with the thefts, after getting a tip from one of the victims. There investigating officers recovered stolen items, including Apple I-Pods, men's and women's rings, credit cards, sun glasses, radar detectors, cell phones, camcorders, Nike shoes, GPS units, computer memory sticks, compact discs and cases, car stereos, purses, and cameras. Also recovered were drugs and several drug paraphernalia items.
Davis was not at the residence at the time the search warrant was executed and has not been located. He is currently wanted on a parole violation and should not be approached if seen.
Those with any information on Davis' whereabouts should contact the Whitewater Police Department at (262) 473-0555. Callers can remain anonymous by using the TipSoft anonymous tip system. You can find this information by going to the “Crime Alerts” section under the Police Department's web page at www.whitewater-wi.gov/departments/police and clicking on the TipSoft link. You can also text your tip to 274637(CRIMES). This tip line is being offered in conjunction with the Walworth County Crime Stoppers and the Whitewater Police Department.
Police are reminding residents to keep their garage doors locked, lock their vehicles at night and never to leave items of value unattended in cars under any circumstances.
Authorities say never confront anyone committing a car entry, but instead immediately call police. Anyone observing any suspicious person or activities should call 9-1-1.
Police say citizens who have been the victim of a car entry should report the incident to police. Even if the items taken from the car are of minor value, the incident potentially helps police to establish a pattern for these crimes.
Anyone with items stolen from their vehicles and who has not yet reported the incident to the police should call Detective Adam Vander Steeg at (262) 473-0555.