Saline Police Chief Advises Residents to Lock Vehicles After Spate of Larcenies





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By Tran Longmoore, www.thesalinepost.com

Saline Police Chief Jerrod Hart reminded citizens to lock their doors and not store valuables in vehicles after a spate of larcenies – mostly around Six Trails Apartments on the city’s west side.

The police department has taken five larceny complaints in the neighborhood since July 15.



Wallets, credit cards and cash were stolen from three unlocked vehicles on July 15. Overnight, July 20-21, speakers were stolen from a vehicle. Someone also stole a 16-inch, blue Cinderella bicycle from out front of an apartment.

A Clark Street resident also called police after someone stole two pairs of sunglasses from his vehicle.

Hart said many criminals are lazy – so if you make their job difficult, they might not bother you.

“Criminals often want the path of least resistance. So, if you lock your doors, you’re taking that easy option away from them,” Hart said, adding that people should not leave valuables in their vehicle. “It’s a shame to say it, but you shouldn’t have openly visible valuables in your vehicle. Good crime prevention measures are to lock your vehicles, your homes and to keep valuables out of plain sight.”

Anyone with information about the larcenies should call the Saline Police Department at 734-429-7911.

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Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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