According to the Williams City Police, over the last couple weeks, over eight vehicles have been burglarized.
“The suspects began in the Valley Ranch Communities, and targeting vehicles that were unlocked; taking loose change,” said Sergeant Ed Anderson with the Williams Police Department.
However the incidents have escalated.
“Vehicles are now being burglarized throughout the city,” said Anderson, “the suspects grabbing anything of value, cell phones, MP3 players, etc.”
The Williams Police Department has ordered extra patrol in the residential areas.
“We have a few leads but nothing is concrete at this time,” said Anderson.
Some vehicle burglary prevention tips include:
■ Always lock vehicle doors and roll up the windows.
■ Valuables, especially purses, wallets and firearms should not be left in a car.
■ Pull-out stereos or detachable faceplates should be removed from unattended vehicles.
■ Never leave money in an ashtray or in plain view.
■ Do not leave a garage-door remote inside a vehicle parked in the driveway. If a remote is stolen, the homeowner should immediately change the remote frequency.
■ Attaching a tag with a name and address to a key ring will lead a thief directly to an address.
■ Park in well lit areas.
■ Consider an alarm system.
Anyone with any information about any recent vehicle burglaries is asked to contact the Williams Police Department at (530) 473-2661.■