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Vehicle break-ins on the rise in Wayne County

Posted January 26, 2015

— Wayne County sheriff’s deputies are warning residents to lock their cars after a recent rash of vehicle break-ins.

The sheriff’s office did not provide numbers but said the break-ins over the past several weeks have occurred in different locations throughout the county during nighttime hours.

Thieves have targeted unlocked vehicles parked in residential areas, Sheriff Larry Pierce said.

“It is a shame that you cannot leave your vehicle unlocked in your own yard, but that is reality in today’s time,” he said in a release Monday. “Please lock your doors, no matter where you park.”

Pierce also advised residents not to keep valuables in vehicles, especially not in plain sight.

“I understand that some people think that if they lock the doors and someone wants to break in, they will just break out the glass,” Pierce said. “That does happen, but most of the time the thief does not want to make any more noise than they have to when committing their crime, especially in residential areas, where more people are around to hear noise.”


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  • StreetDoc214 Jan 26, 2015

    They'll want to keep that in Wayne County...in JoCo, breaking and entering of a home or vehicle is more likely to carry the death penalty if caught...immediately. JS

  • Sam Dutes Jan 26, 2015
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    Ummm, read the article...;)

  • Dave Audette Jan 26, 2015
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    Lock and Load, then sit and wait!!!

  • PowderedToastMan Jan 26, 2015

    What good is a locked door if someone is BREAKING in? Duh