One of my neighbors asked me to post this account of what she saw early yesterday morning (4/22/14):
Around 1:45 am-2:00 am a man got out of a parked SUV on a street in VG's Single Family Village. The resident who observed the man wasn’t very close to the SUV, but she believed the man was one of her neighbors. Something seemed odd, however, because the man was walking past a few of the nearby houses. The resident’s dog began barking when the man turned toward’s the resident's house. The man then climbed back into the SUV and drove off. The resident reported the incident to the Washington County Sheriff. Unfortunately, it appears the man stole a number of items from another resident’s vehicle parked on the street.
"If you see something, say something.” Immediately report any suspicious activity- call 911.
Vehicle thefts are rare in this neighborhood, but this is not the first time it’s happened.
Secure your vehicles in your garage. Lock your vehicle and home's doors and windows. The number one reason for motor vehicle theft is keys left in an unlocked car. Also, most home burglaries occur during the summer months during the day. The average burglar spends no more than 4-5 minutes to break in.
Read more: Theft/burglary prevention tips from Washington County’s website.
Top 5 Auto Theft Prevention Tips
• Always take your keys
• Always lock your car
• Remove/Conceal Valuables
• Never leave your car running
• Use a security system