The Monterey Police Department investigated a series of property thefts from both locked and unlocked vehicles over the last several days. On Sunday, March 6, 2016, officers investigated a total of 11 thefts and burglaries from vehicles in the Alameda, San Bernabe, and Monterey Circle neighborhoods. On Monday, March 7, 2016, the trend continued with officers investigating several more thefts of property from vehicles, this time in the Via Del Pinar neighborhood.
The Monterey Police want to alert the public of the thefts and offer the following crime prevention tips;
Park vehicles in well-lit areas and make sure the doors are locked.
Do not leave valuables in vehicles. If you must do so, make sure they are not in plain sight.
Be aware of and report suspicious persons and vehicles in your area.
Citizens who witness suspicious activity are encouraged to call 911. Anyone with information on the thefts can call the Monterey Police Department at 646-3830 or the Confidential Tip Line at 646-3840.