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T h e H a v r e P o l i c e Department is investigating a series of attempted breakins to residences in Highland Park early Thursday morning. Lt. Russ Ostwalt said there were reports of attempted or successful break-ins of about 11 residences in Highland Park, with a couple of residences and garages actually broken into. “The did gain entry to a couple of residences, but the loss of property is minimal,” Ostwalt said. He said the amount reported stolen so far is worth about $10. The perpetrators apparently were using a pipe wrench or some other type of wrench to try to break the door knobs off of doors, allowing entry, Ostwalt said. “We know the burglaries or attempted burglaries took place in the middle of the night,” he said, adding that the time has been narrowed to between 1 and 3 a.m. Wednesday. Ostwalt urged people to check their doors many people didn’t realize that anything had happened until they noticed marks on the doorknobs Thursday, late in the day for some. If it appears someone tried to break in, the residents should notify the police, he said. People should also make sure they are locking all of their doors that allow entry, both front and back doors, he said. He also recommended locking screen doors if the residents can. If the criminals try to break Through the screen door, it might wake and alert the people in the residence he said. It also might be enough to make the perpetrators move on to another house, he said.