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Police: Majority of Sweet Home vehicle break-ins start with unlocked doors

 

February 7, 2018



In most cases in Sweet Home, when someone reports a thief has entered a vehicle, a door was unlocked.

Police figures show that trend continued through 2017 as the number of “car prowls” – unlawful entry into a motor vehicle – increased from 44 in 2016 to 64 in 2017.

In 2017, 47 of those vehicles were left unsecured. Ten were locked. Police were unable to determine whether the vehicle had been secured in seven cases, said Police Chief Jeff Lynn. In those cases, the owner may have believed the door had been locked, but the vehicle showed no sign of forced entry.

In 2016, 32 vehicle...



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