Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson is once again reminding residents to secure their property when leaving it unattended, especially vehicles.
The warning follows some recent vehicle burglaries and thefts. In most cases, vehicles were left unlocked, allowing others access to personal belongings inside — including keys.
People are reminded when possible to remove valuables — including money, jewelry, wallets, bank and credit cards, IDs and documents with personal information on them — from vehicles. When that’s not possible, items should be concealed rather than left in plain sight, and the vehicle should be locked. This will reduce the likelihood of the items being taken, according to authorities.