JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Police are reminding residents to always lock their vehicles when they are left parked and unattended.
Police say it is not uncommon for people walking the streets to look in cars for valuables to take and sell for money or to trade for drugs.
At all times of the year, even in the winter months, police say they get complaints of car break-ins.
Furthermore, police say it is often hard to investigate these crimes, in most cases there is little evidence and the property is often untraceable.
Items like wallets, computers or other high value property should be left inside. Additionally, police say to never leave firearms in unattended vehicles.
Those who have a pistol permit and may leave a weapon unattended in a car could have their privileges revoked, police say.