With the warm days of summer upon us, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office is reminding citizens of steps to take to lessen their chances of becoming a victim of auto theft or theft from motor vehicle.
Lock the vehicles doors.
Take your keys with you
Park in well lighted areas
Don’t leave your car running while unattended, even if it is just for a minute.
Close the vehicle’s windows completely
Don’t leave valuables in plain sight
Do not keep a spare key inside the vehicle
Taking these steps will make you a harder target when it comes to auto theft related crimes.