For the past couple of months, C&O Canal NHP, Harpers Ferry NHP, Antietam NB, and the surrounding areas have experienced numerous thefts from unattended motor vehicles. Special operations and surveillances have been conducted to apprehend the thieves. On September 12th, ranger Leigh Zahm saw a break-in while conducting surveillance on the Dargan parking lot. A man and a woman shattered a vehicle’s window with a rock and stole a purse from it. Zahm managed to videotape the event, but the thieves were not apprehended at that time. Later that day, they were seen in another parking lot in the park by ranger Darius Jones. Zahm positively identified the suspects – Joshua Gay and Tasha Wright – and they were arrested. The pair have been connected to several of the auto break-ins and also to a forced entry and theft case at the Cushwa Basin Visitor Center. Special agent Tim Alley is assisting with the investigation.