Increase in Thefts from Vehicle
Blaine and Coon Rapids are experiencing an increase in both theft from vehicle and residential burglary.
The suspects are successful because of a lack of basic security measures not utilized by residents:
- Doors leading into the house are left UNLOCKED
- Garage doors are left OPEN
- Cars are left unlocked and with the keys still inside
- Residents are failing to report suspicious activity
- What's suspicious? Yesterday morning a resident who was outside early smoking in his car witnesses a white Jeep Cherokee slowly driving through the neighborhood, the Jeep does a U-turn at the end of the block and continues slowly past some homes, stopping at the end of the street. Two people exit the vehicle and head towards a home. That homeowner, also outside in the early a.m. hours, see's the suspects, and proceeds to chase them off. A call to 9-1-1 would have yielded officers to the area quickly. When you call 9-1-1, be prepared to give the dispatcher as much information as possible including vehicle description, color, license plate, direction of travel and suspect description.
We need your help
to keep our community safe by reporting suspicious activity and crimes that are in progress by calling 9-1-1.
If you would like a security assessment of your home, contact Kim Kiley, Crime Prevention Specialist at the information on the left side of this message.
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