Forest Update: Car Break-Ins

Updated on: 07/26/2021 - 16:00

Unfortunately we learned about two car break-ins over the weekend: one near Lewisburg Saddle and the other at Oak Creek.

The best way to avoid a smash and grab is to:

1. Leave your valuables at home, and
2. Carry your phone, wallet, and keys with you when you leave your vehicle, and

3. Remove any temptation to smash the windows (e.g., empty duffle bags, backpacks, etc.), and
4. Lock your doors and, if possible, arm your vehicle's security system

We also encourage you to be mindful of your surroundings! Before you leave the parking lot, consider photographing or videotaping the other cars and license plates present. This evidence may come in handy in an investigation. This behavior could also deter a thief lying in wait.

Don't just cover up your valuables with a jacket or blanket. Commonly stolen items include GPS devices, radios, bags and purses, phones, keys, wallets, and even loose change.

Information provided by Benton County Sherriff's Office.
Please call BCSO if you see suspicious activity: 541-766-6858