Vehicle Burgs -- Preventable

By Joelyn Hansen

It's that time of year when we see spikes in our vehicle burglaries. Between Nov. 5 and Dec. 2, we had a reported 28 incidents. Some of those incidents involved multiple cars. Since Dec. 2, we've had a few more since the Dec. 2.

In many of the cases, the vehicle door was left unlock leaving it an easy targets to criminals.

Luckily, we've made a couple of arrests, including a 17-year-old runaway that was caught breaking into cars this week in the 800 block of Tiger Ave. Officers linked him to more than a dozen vehicle burglaries in the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th street area.

Residents can really help prevent vehicle burglaries if they just remember 2 things -- one, lock the car door, and two, don't leave any valuables in the car.

It's also important to know that just because your neighborhood doesn't see a lot of crime, doesn't mean nothing will ever happen. Watch this video or click on this link to find out how you can prevent yourself from becoming a victim.