The following was printed in the Nov. 28, 2012 edition of the McKinleyville. You can get the paper delivered fresh to your home every Wednesday by clicking here and subscribing.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a significant increase in reported vehicle burglaries early last week in the McKinleyville area.
The Sheriff’s Office received 12 reports of cars entered and items stolen on Nov. 20, and at least four additional vehicles were reported burglarized on Nov. 21 so far. There are no suspects at this time.
The thieves are stealing various items from vehicles, including car stereos, car stereo parts, garage door openers and loose items. Many times the suspect(s) gain access through an unlocked door.
Do not leave valuables in your vehicle, lock your vehicles doors, park your car in garage if available; do not leave a garage door opener in your car. Do not leave gifts or any valuables in plain sight in your vehicle; lock them in the trunk. Report any suspicious activity to the Sheriff’s Office or your local law enforcement agency.