The Colusa Police Department is urging residents to be smart when it comes to securing their vehicles, after a pickup was stolen from a local residence in broad daylight.
According to Lt. Eldon Tamez, a car thief made off with the green, 2008 Chevy Silverado pickup (CA License Plate No. 8P16742), which was parked in front of a residence on the 700-block of Jay Street (less than two blocks away from the Colusa Police Department) sometime between 1 PM and 5 PM on Sunday afternoon. Tamez said that the owner of the pickup left the vehicle unlocked with the vehicle key in the ignition.
“People still kind of have that small-town mentality, where they think that it’s not going to happen to them,” Tamez said. “We still need to lock our cars whenever we’re away from them, even if it’s just for a few minutes, and never leave the keys in an unlocked car.”
Officers are still investigating the theft on Jay Street. Tamez said that anyone who has information regarding the crime or sees the pickup contact the Colusa Police Department at (530) 458-7777.
On Monday morning, a 1992 Honda Accord was reported stolen from the Garden Apartments in Colusa. An official at the Colusa Police Department said that the ignition on the car was already compromised because of a prior theft. The car was found later on Monday by officers in Woodland. There is no indication that the two thefts were related.■