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Police Warn of Continued Thefts from Vehicles
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - Paducah Police are once again warning people to lock their vehicles to prevent thefts.

In a press release, police say they have responded to 74 reports of thefts from vehicles since July 1. A department spokesperson says 21 thefts were reported in July, but since August 1 there have been 48 more theft reports, so the trend isn't slowing.

Police say they're concerned that eighteen firearms have been stolen from vehicles, seventeen credit or debit cards have been taken, and nine electronic devices have gone missing. 

Statistics from the department show that among 74 reported thefts, only five vehicle were locked. Police are reminding drivers to remove or hide their valuables and, most importantly, lock their vehicles. 

According to a press release, Police Officers, Police Explorers, and Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) will be going door-to-door over the next several days to remind citizens to lock their vehicles. They will concentrate their efforts in the Iroquois Drive, Caterbury Cove, Friedman Lane, Minnich Avenue and Pines Road neighborhoods. Police will also post reminders on social media.

Anyone who has information about vehicle break-ins is encouraged to contact Paducah Police at 270-444-8550 or call CrimeStoppers at 270-443-TELL.

Published 06:45 PM, Friday Oct. 18, 2019
Updated 12:54 PM, Saturday Oct. 19, 2019

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