Police Receive 34 Reports Of Vehicle Break-Ins In 1 Week


Hilliard is the latest area to report a spike in vehicle break-ins.

According to Hilliard police, the department received 34 reports of break-ins in one week.

Sgt. Curtis Baker said that there have been an ebb and flow of vehicle break-ins.

"It's pretty much city-wide now," baker said.

According to Baker, restaurants, store parking lots and neighborhood homes have been targeted.

"You'll see at least one half to ¾ of vehicles that are entered are unlocked vehicles," Baker said.

One person on Packard Drive, who left his wallet inside his unlocked car earlier this week, was one of the 34 break-ins reported in Hilliard since Oct. 28.

"I was a little concerned that crime is getting this close to my neighborhood," said resident Virginia Lucas. "But, I keep everything locked up, always have, my car, the gate, windows - everything."
Baker said that is what all residents should do.

"We have received other calls from other cities that have tracked subjects coming into our city and committed thefts, so we are working cooperatively with other cities," Baker said.

Officers said that they need help policing.

"Lock your vehicles and hide your items," Baker said.

Police said that they did arrest one person accused of breaking into vehicles last week.
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