Livingston police: Keep your car doors locked

By 
Liz Kearney

 

A rash of recent vehicle break-ins have one thing in common — all of the vehicles were unlocked. 

According to dispatch call logs, at least eight local residents reported their vehicles had been entered over the past week. Some said nothing was stolen, others said some change and music CDs were missing. One woman reported her wallet stolen, but it was found nearby, Livingston Police Chief Dale Johnson said Friday. 

At least two complainants said items had been stolen from the bed of their pickup trucks. 

Johnson said there’s no apparent pattern to the break-ins, which have occurred all over town on both the north and south side of the railroad tracks. Investigators assume the break-ins were all perpetrated by the same individual or individuals, Johnson said. 

The department is actively investigating the incidents. 

Johnson suggested residents can take some common sense precautions to prevent a theft from one’s car. 

“Keep valuables out of your car or keep them out of sight, locked in the trunk,” Johnson said. “And keep your car doors locked.”