Recently the Craig Police Department warned citizens to lock their vehicles to prevent the opportunity for criminals entering the vehicles and taking personal valuables left in them. During a rash of recent incidents, cars were entered and items stolen, but the trend continues where many cars were unlocked. However, in several instances the cars were locked and forcefully entered.
Regardless, locked or unlocked, it is a poor practice to leave valuables in vehicles that draw the attention of thoughtless criminals looking to steal those items. Of particular concern; several instances where guns were left in the vehicles and stolen. This places those weapons into the hands of subjects who have shown by their actions that they are criminals.
Locking your vehicle is a common sense practice, but more important is NOT leaving valuable items in your car or truck, especially weapons.
Should you note anyone suspicious in your neighborhood, day or night, call local law enforcement and report it immediately.