The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office has seen a rise in vehicle burglaries during the month of October. These burglaries have been occurring throughout the county, and not specific to a particular area. The majority of these burglaries have occurred when the vehicles have been unlocked with valuables in plain view. The Sheriff’s Office reminds citizens to remove valuables from vehicles, park in well lit areas, and lock your vehicles. A great message from our partners at Topeka/Shawnee County Safe Streets is “Lock it, remove it, or lose it!”
In addition, deputies would like to remind citizens to check their garage doors at night. Our night shift officers have seen an increase in open garage doors. This presents an easy opportunity for thieves to enter and take valuable items from the garage or unlocked vehicles.
With the holiday season approaching, the Sheriff’s Office is stressing the importance of locking vehicles, removing valuables, and securing garage doors. Attached are some crime prevention and safety tips related to vehicles.
Report any suspicious activity to Crime Stoppers at 234-0007.
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