Monday, November 23, 2009

Blog #51 - Thefts Can Be Prevented

Series of Thefts in Fairfax

During the last three weeks, the Fairfax Police Department has seen a spike in the number of thefts reported. The thefts are concentrated to the Bolinas Road, Cascade Drive and Manor Road areas. There have been 7 thefts from vehicles, 3 stolen bicycles and 2 stolen cars.

All of the thefts are “opportunistic” in that the suspects are only targeting unlocked cars and bicycles that are left fronting residences or in carports and are not locked. The two stolen cars were not locked. One of which had a spare key in the vehicle.

There may be other thefts that have not been reported. We encourage anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to call the Fairfax Police Department. If anyone has been the victim of a theft and not yet reported it, we would like you to call us as well.

We would like to remind all of our residents to lock their cars and homes as well as bicycles and any other valuables to discourage thefts. As the holiday seasons approach thefts usually increase. By taking steps to put away valuables and lock your cars and homes, many thefts can be prevented.