Summer is Here, Lock Your Vehicles

By: WCSO Release
By: WCSO Release

June 2, 2011 -

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office has been called to investigate a rash of vehicle burglary complaints in recent weeks, according to Sheriff David Harvey. But residents can cut down on their chances of becoming a victim by locking their vehicles.

“A number of these cases involve women’s purses,” said Sheriff Harvey. “The purses were left in unlocked vehicles where they became easy prey for someone testing to see if the car doors were locked.”

The sheriff added that only a small number of the vehicle burglaries involved damage to the vehicle as the perpetrators are seeking out unlocked vehicles for easier access. In addition to stealing purses, unsecured firearms have been targeted.

“During past investigations the suspects have turned out to be juveniles and with school out for the summer it is best to lock your vehicle and protect yourself from theft,” the sheriff concluded.

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  • by Martial Law on Jun 3, 2011 at 08:49 AM
    Round up all the hoodlums, dress them in bright pink jumpsuits and let them pick up trash along the roads in the hot sun all summer long. Punishment is what we need to combat this crime wave. Bring back public stockades.
  • by tally Location: Tallahassee on Jun 3, 2011 at 06:35 AM
    Lock more then your doors. Just the other day someone told me that in a parking garage in daylight (even though dark inside garage) someone stole a tire including rim and everything so everyone buy wheel locks for your cars if your car doesn't come equip with them. There are a lot of jerks and thugs out there who dont care and respect other people property.
  • by shadow on Jun 3, 2011 at 03:21 AM
    and one more piece of wisdom from WCSO: "Remember that everything we do is just everything we've done"
  • by Anonymous on Jun 2, 2011 at 10:09 PM
    Not in ur life time young man B. Keep drinking that Kool-Aid dey poin to ya. Creel would run it like da FHP. Quota baby! Ticket, ticket, ticket. Ha! Ha!
  • by young man B on Jun 2, 2011 at 03:12 PM
    things will get better in Wakulla ,,when Creel beats Harvey out in 2012 ,,,
  • by john on Jun 2, 2011 at 02:32 PM
    These are just thugs running rampid!!! I don't even need to see a picture to know what these criminals look like.
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      by Fat Back on Jun 2, 2011 at 10:14 PM in reply to john
      See you U so funny. Watch out fo da Troopers dat luv all da women in da county. Ask da girls. They tell all.
  • by see you on Jun 2, 2011 at 02:30 PM
    What does summer ,have to do with it ,,it all years long ..way to go Harvey ,,,OH also it it is hot--watch out for the drunk people that hit and run ..
  • by Anonymous on Jun 2, 2011 at 02:28 PM
    teenagers have been doing this kind of stuff for 45 years. they look for unlocked vehicles when they're out prowling.
  • by Wakulla resident Location: Wakulla on Jun 2, 2011 at 02:24 PM
    Seems they are starting again. I had things stolen from my car last August. Partly my fault, my doors were not locked. The teenagers were caught, however I am still waiting on the restitution for the things that were taken. I'm going along with the theory "shoot first, ask questions later"...Hoping they don't try to come back to my yard again.
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      by big shady on Jun 2, 2011 at 06:31 PM in reply to Wakulla resident
      thats the only mentality to live by these days
  • by Lee on Jun 2, 2011 at 02:18 PM
    What does summer have to do with it? Crooks take winter off? This is about the biggest waste of space I've seen lately. Slow news day I guess. Leave your purse or gun in sight and you deserve for it to be taken....
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      by steve on Jun 2, 2011 at 03:10 PM in reply to Lee
      I made a comment below that says something about school letting out. It always happens in Tallahassee. My son even told me when he was in middle and high school that people he knew would spend evenings going through cars to get music and change, along with the occasional wallet or purse. He also said the best time to do it is when it is raining because nobody can hear them. just some info ...
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