The Clintonville Police Department continues to receive numerous reports of vehicle thefts in the overnight hours.
According to their daily log, at least 25 vehicles had been entered, or had items stolen. There were three additional burglaries overnight that hadn’t been specified.
Clintonville Police Chief James Beggs explains that people must begin the habit of locking their doors to their cars and homes in order to prevent this criminal activity.
“The biggest problem we have right now is people are not locking their vehicles,” said Beggs. “If people would just secure their homes, secure their vehicles, it would deter a lot of the thefts that are taking place.”
Beggs says most vehicles that have experienced some sort of theft had its doors unlocked, and the stolen items are usually items that can be easily carried away. He can’t stress enough how much it will deter potential criminals because most of the thefts aren’t forced break-ins.
Clintonville Police are handling the issue and investigations are ongoing. The daily police log also reported that officers had made contact with two subjects just before 5 a.m., who were taken into custody for theft and possession of stolen property along Maize Street. There were two instances of vehicle entry or theft reported on Maize Street that night.