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Police recommend steps against thefts

Sep 07, 2017

By David Hotle, The JOURNAL

 

With a rash of burglaries from cars, the Washington Police Department says that simple steps people take may make the difference when a burglar is looking for a new car to target.

Washington Police Lt. Ron See said one of the top things people can do to keep items safe is to lock their cars. He said a large majority of the incidents involving items being stolen from cars have been from unlocked vehicles. He also said valuable items should not be left in unattended vehicles.

“Over the last week we have seen an increase in people going through cars in neighborhoods,” he said. “It seems to be the south end of town.”

He said many times a common-sense approach is the best way to keep from being the victim of a crime. See also said that many times when people are looking for a car to break into, they look in the windows. He said if they don’t see anything, many times they will move on to the next vehicle.

Anyone with information on the car break-ins are asked to notify the Washington Police Department at 653-2256 or 653-2107.

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