STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rash of thefts from vehicles over the last two weeks in that county.
According to a news release, officers are working 17 thefts from vehicles in the northeast corner of the county. There have also been several reports of thefts from vehicles in the town of Fremont that are being investigated by the Fremont Police Department, the office said.
The thefts have occurred over the last two weeks, during the overnight hours, the office said.
The sheriff’s office said residents should make sure valuables are removed from vehicles, and encouraged them to double-check that vehicles are locked when parked outside. Residents should also make sure their garage doors are shut.
“These precautions may deter further incidents from occurring or assist in the detection of the crime when it is occurring,” the office wrote.
Anyone with information regarding the rash of thefts from vehicles is asked to contact the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office at (260) 665-3131, Fremont Police at (260) 495-9848, or Steuben County Crime Stoppers at (260) 668-STOP. Residents should also report any suspicious people or activity immediately, especially during the overnight hours, the office said.