With a rash of property crimes continuing to be reported to the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station, the station’s commander, Capt. David Silversparre on Thursday issued a news release detailing tips on how to prevent them.
First among those tips: Keep all of your home’s windows and doors locked and, if you have installed a security system, set the alarm.
Many local burglaries involve people taking items from parked cars. Silversparre said these are crimes of opportunity, with the criminals seeing valuables that have been left in plain sight. The most commonly taken items from cars are navigating systems, money, jewelry, cameras, iPods, cell phones, CDs and DVDs, satellite radios, electronic games and sunglasses.