Vehicle break-ins increase in Summit County |

Vehicle break-ins increase in Summit County

A rash of recent vehicle break-ins has Summit County Sheriff’s Office advising people to lock doors – and remove or hide valuables – after parking.

In the past 45 days, there have been 18 break-ins and three vehicle thefts in the county, according to Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Tracy LeClair.

“Almost all of the vehicles were unlocked; although in a couple of instances, access was gained by breaking a window,” according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.

Items stolen include purses, wallets, iPods, credit cards and more. The Sheriff’s Office advises that if you must store something valuable in your car, put it in the trunk.

Anyone with information regarding the recent cases or others is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (970) 453-2232. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-453-STOP, where a reward of up to $1,000 is available tipsters whose information helps solve crimes.

– Robert Allen

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