The Eagle Police Department advises Eagle residents to be aware that vehicle break-ins are common this time of year.
“Vehicle break-ins are a crime of opportunity and can be deterred by taking the time to secure your vehicle whenever you leave it unattended,” said Chief Joe Staufer. “We also highly recommend that you do not leave valuables in your vehicle for any length of time. Please make sure to secure your home whether you will be gone for a quick errand or an extended vacation.”
Residents who notice anything suspicious or anyone acting in a suspicious manner can contact the Eagle Police Department at 970-479-2200 or call 911 in case of an emergency. Keep in mind that all crimes should be reported immediately.
The following rash of vehicle break-ins were reported recently:
On Dec. 22, a Capitol Street residents called police to report that some time between 10 p.m. and 7:40 a.m. some one rummaged through both his vehicle and his wife’s vehicle. The suspect took loose change from both cars but left other items including a radar detector untouched.
Also on Dec. 22, a Howard Street resident reported that someone had rummaged through his unlocked car. The thief took loose change and a book of stamps.
On Dec. 23 a resident from Bluffs Drive reported footprints in the snow near his vehicles and noted that someone had taken loose change. The cars were unlocked.
Also on Dec. 23, a resident of Third Street reported that someone had attempted to gain access to his vehicles. The owner said the would-be thief had pulled the weather stripping off both his truck and his wife’s car but did not gain access to the vehicles.
On Dec. 31, a resident of Whiting Road noted that someone had rummaged through his unlocked car. The owner noted that the only thing the thief had taken was loose change.