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Neighborhood Hit By Larcenies from Unlocked Vehicles

The following information was supplied by White Lake Township Police. Arrests and charges do not indicate convictions.

At least three residents on Rosario Lane and Morro Court in White Lake reported items missing from unlocked vehicles according to reports filed with the White Lake Police Department.

The reports state that the incidents all happened between Jan. 7 and Jan. 10.

Items reported missing include GPS units and an assortment of CDs.

Lt. Don Nankervis with the White Lake Police Department said the incidents are likely related.

According to the reports, all the vehicles where items were taken were left unlocked.

There are no suspects at this time, and the incidents remain under investigation.

Jason Hudson January 12, 2013 at 03:34 PM
Theft and Larceny Safety and Crime Prevention Tips Theft is Most Often a Crime of Opportunity Remove the Opportunity for Criminals •Never Leave Your Items Unattended •Always Lock Your Car ... •Keep your vehicle windows completely closed when parked •Always Lock Your Bike •Always Lock Your House/Apartment •Remove Valuables from Plain View •Don’t leave valuables in your vehicle •Don’t Allow Others Access to Your Keys •Don’t loan your property to others you don’t know and trust Limit the Opportunity Most of the time criminals will only act if they have easy access to stealing little risk of being caught. You can change this equation with some common sense behaviors and habits: Mark Your Belongings Law enforcement agencies recommend you mark your personal property so that if it is lost or stolen, and then recovered, you can be identified as the owner. The only problem is that law enforcement agencies, including the FBI also recommend that you DO NOT put personal identifying information on your personal property because criminals can use this information for identity theft, robbery, burglary, and other crimes.
Stu Pidasso January 12, 2013 at 03:43 PM
It never ceases to amaze me how in this day and age, people still leave their cars unlocked, especially when they have valuables inside them. Ron White sure hit the nail on the head when he said "you can't cure stupid". I park my car in the garage, and I still lock it. You can never be too careful!
Robin Warner January 20, 2013 at 10:02 AM
well sometimes people dont lock them because they dont want to or cant afford to replace the glass, sometimes locks are broken. But by all means if you can afford broken door handles or glass lock it up. Better yet take your valuables inside such as cd cases, navigators ect.. Takes five mins. to take them in and not have to worry.
Nick Porada January 21, 2013 at 04:29 PM
It seems that this subdivision is on Patch a lot for items being taken from vehicles. My first instinct says there is a drug addict (or multiple) in the area that needs items to pay for his or her expensive habit. If they see an item in a car, whether it is locked or not, they will take it. Like Robin said, take the valuables in, or hide them out of sight (glove box, under the seat, etc).
Laura Vogel January 21, 2013 at 05:18 PM
Exaactly, NIck. Most drug addicts are looking for quick easy items that can be pawned, and what better place to look than the neighborhood where you know lots of folks and whether they are away on vacation, if have expensive toys in their garage, whether they regularly come home late or early, etc.

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