With summer comes the reminder from the Sulphur Springs Police Department to lock your vehicle and take your valuables into your residence when parking the vehicle for the night. Unlocked vehicles have produced the majority of car burglaries in recent weeks.
Summer evenings are conducive to the burglary of unattended vehicles, even when they are parked in a driveway next to the house, according to Jason Ricketson, Patrol Captain for the SSPD. Ricketson said burglaries are occurring in various parts of the city with no one area more prone to the be victimized.
When one sees suspicious activity or suspicious individuals in the neighborhood, Ricketson encourages a call to local law enforcement. He also reminds all that when shopping in Sulphur Springs and/or in another city, always hide valuables, conceal purchases, and lock your vehicle.
“You are only a victim if you leave your car unlocked,” he stated.