An overnight crime wave in one Belmont County community gave many residents a nasty surprise Thursday night.
Shadyside Police said at least 25 cars were entered overnight and items were stolen.
Assistant Police Chief Don Collette said it seems they were trying car doors, and getting into any vehicle that was left unlocked.
Collette said they took mostly change and wallets, but in one case, they even took expensive jewelry.
Collette urges residents to lock their cars, their garages and their homes.