177 Car Burglaries Reported in Santee Since September

Always lock your car doors, keep your windows rolled up and don't leave your valuables in plain sight.

Over the past few months the Santee Sheriff's Station has seen an increase in thefts from unlocked vehicles- a total of 177 reported thefts from vehicles since September 2012.

The Santee Sheriff's Station has released a reminder to always lock your car doors, keep your windows rolled up and don't leave your valuables in plain sight.

"Car burglaries have one thing in common: criminals are looking for something to steal and victims provide the criminal with the opportunity by leaving items in their car that are easily seen by peering into a window or opening a door and rifling through the car."

For more tips, visit the Sheriff's Department Crime Prevention page. You may also contact the Santee Sheriff's Station Crime Prevention Unit for further crime prevention information at (619) 956‐4000.

A Santee Sheriff Station press release contributed to this post

Jake Mahamood February 01, 2013 at 05:50 PM
Can one throw a beating on the criminal if he is caught in the act, or should one wait for the sheriff? I would think a criminal with smashed hands will find it hard to break into another vehicle.
Char February 04, 2013 at 05:21 PM
LOL, being one of these recent victims, I know it would have felt good. However, the Sheriffs on our case are very helpful and thorough. Due to their training and diligence, they found our vehicle. Albeit none of the things we had inside where still there. We were fortunate enough to have lo-jack (unbeknownst to us as it is a used vehicle we purchased recently); so they thieves did not have time to strip the vehicle. I really don't understand why people they have to steal others hard earned and often not yet paid for belongings. In this case, it may turn be that they are from the Barona Indian Reservation. If my facts are correct, those little turds have more income than I do!!!
Char February 04, 2013 at 05:22 PM
...sorry for my grammar, I meant, "why people feel, they..."


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