Park-and-Ride Theft

Tisbury police are investigating a weekend break-in at the Park-and-Ride lot on High Point Lane where an electrician’s van was vandalized and a large quantity of tools stolen. Tisbury police chief Dan Hanavan said on Thursday that he believes the incident is unrelated to an earlier incident where some youths were apprehended for stealing cars and joyriding at the same parking lot. “We had a couple of kids taking joyrides up there, but we don’t think it is related to this break-in,” the chief said.

The incident occurred between Sept. 10 and Sept. 13. The 1986 gray Chevrolet van is owned by Joe DiNallo, a mainland contractor who had parked his vehicle at the lot for the weekend.

Police said a side vent window in the van had been forced open with a large piece of loose cement from the parking lot, and the vandal was able to reach through the vent and open the door. Mr. DiNallo itemized a long list of tools that were stolen from the van, including power tools, pliers, crimpers and other tools specific to the work of an electrician.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Tisbury police at 508-696-4240.