Be aware of increase in car thefts

DCSO asking residents & visitors to be aware of increase in car thefts
Posted on 07/01/2020
DCSO asking residents & visitors to be aware of increase in car thefts

Minden/Stateline, Nevada-  The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) would like to remind both residents and visitors to please lock your motor vehicles when left unattended.  Place your items of value out of plain sight to discourage theft.  One way to attract a thief is to leave a purse, cell phone or another high-value item in a highly visible area of your car. It’s best to leave anything of value at home, but, if you must have something important with you, keep it out of sight. DCSO also recommends putting valuables in the trunk before you get where you need to be, as some thieves scope parking lots — looking for people who are moving items to their trunk. Once you’ve left the vehicle, they’ll break into the trunk to grab whatever you stashed away.  DCSO has had an increase in unlocked motor vehicle burglaries in the Carson Valley, Lake Tahoe Basin, and at trailheads.

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