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Don't be a victim, protect your belongings by removing valuables and locking your vehicle.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: June 28, 2022
Contact: Christine Duplan, Public Information Officer
SUMMIT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE REMINDS EVERYONE TO HIDE IT, LOCK IT, OR LOSE IT!
SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – With the arrival of warmer weather, the upcoming 4th of July holiday weekend, and a large number of visitors to Summit County, the Summit County Sheriff’s office would like to remind residents and visitors to lock their vehicles at home, in parking lots and at trailheads. The summer season is a popular time for vehicle break-ins, and most break-ins occur when vehicles are either left unlocked or valuables are left in plain view. Cash, checkbooks, purses, wallets, phones, laptops and cameras are just a few of the items targeted.
Criminals are opportunists and will often wait for someone to leave their vehicle unattended and will enter the vehicle through an unlocked door, or will break-in when valuables and personal items are left out in the open. Covering valuables with a jacket or placing items under the seat does not offer security, as those are some of the first places would-be criminals will look. If you absolutely can’t take an item with you when you leave your car, secure it in your trunk or locked glove box before you arrive at your destination.
“Don’t be an easy target. Most vehicle break-ins are crimes of opportunity and can be prevented by simply not leaving valuables in plain view,” said Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons. “Help us to help you protect your property by closing windows, locking your vehicle and taking your valuables with you. Better yet, leave valuables at home.”
If you witness suspicious activity, please call the Sheriff's Office: 970-668-8600.