Increase in stolen cars & larcenies of catalytic converters from auto’s

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County Executive Bruce Blakeman and Commissioner of Police Patrick Ryder would like to alert the public that we continue to see an increase in stolen autos and larcenies, especially of catalytic converters, from automobiles. We would like to urge the public to be vigilant using the following safety tips as a high percentage of stolen vehicles are caused by leaving the vehicles FOB/key in the car. 

The thefts are occurring at all times of the day and night in which the car has been left unlocked and the key fob left in a vehicle equipped with a push button start.

The following are police recommendations to help safeguard your vehicle:

If You “See Something, Say Something” 

Dial 9-1-1 and be ready to provide the police with as much information as possible regarding the description of the suspicious person or vehicle. License plate numbers are extremely valuable information for the police.