Many towns in the region are experiencing early morning thefts from cars and trucks parked in residential neighborhoods. For this reason, it is important to remind all residents to lock their vehicles when parking them at any location at any time of the day. In many of these cases, cars and trucks were not only left unlocked but valuables remained behind.
When someone enters an unlocked vehicle there is very little noise that may alert someone of the crime. Many times officers are called to homes of victims in the morning when residents were about to leave, only to discover that someone had gone through the car and taken personal property, which many times leads to additional crimes being committed, such as illegal credit card usage.