St. Landry’s Parish Sheriff’s Office warns citizens of increased - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

St. Landry’s Parish Sheriff’s Office warns citizens of increased vehicle theft

Posted:
© MGN Online © MGN Online

ST. LANDRY PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5 ) – According to the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, they have received an increase in reports of vehicle break-ins .

The break-ins all seem to have one thing in common: there's something left in the car worth stealing.

St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office said these are "crimes of opportunity" that could be prevented.

Captain Megan Vizena said, "Don't leave valuables in your vehicle. You'd be surprised how often this happens. Individuals leave valuable items in plain sight all the time. If you leave items in your vehicle and they're visible, the chances your vehicle will get broken into increase greatly."

Many of the victims in the thefts were said to have left valuables such as handbags, cash, wallets, GPS devices, MP3 players, DVD players, cell phones, laptops, and weapons out in the open.

Owners taking the extra precaution of locking their doors and removing valuables from plain sight can deter these break-ins.

"Place items out of sight before reaching your destination. Someone may be watching when you put your valuables under a seat or in the trunk and the moment you're gone, a thief could break into your car. So place those items in a safe place before you get to the destination." Vizena also said.


  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Ohio women held captive want Joan Rivers to apologize

    Ohio women held captive want Joan Rivers to apologize

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:31:34 GMT
    CLEVELAND, Ohio. (CBS News)- Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced.More >>
    CLEVELAND, Ohio. (CBS News)- Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced.More >>
  • Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital's secret list

    Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital's secret list

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:24:51 GMT
    (CNN) -- The secret list was part of an elaborate scheme designed by Veterans Affairs managers in Phoenix who were trying to hide that 1,400 to 1,600 sick veterans were forced to wait months to see a doctor.More >>
    (CNN) -- The secret list was part of an elaborate scheme designed by Veterans Affairs managers in Phoenix who were trying to hide that 1,400 to 1,600 sick veterans were forced to wait months to see a doctor.More >>
  • Woman settles with TSA over breast milk incident

    Woman settles with TSA over breast milk incident

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:33:52 GMT
    PHOENIX, Ariz. (CBS News) - A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration.SMore >>
    PHOENIX, Ariz. (CBS News) - A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration.SMore >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KALB. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.