Sheriff's office reports rise in vehicle property thefts

Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office would like to remind the public to lock their vehicles and do not store valuables in vehicles. Deputies have recently experienced a rise in reported thefts from unlocked vehicles, county wide. Victims have left wallets, Compact Discs, stereo equipment and banks cards in unlocked vehicles which have been stolen. Do not leave garage door openers in vehicles.

Thieves will use garage door openers to enter victim's homes.

If you do need to leave a valuable item in a vehicle, lock the vehicle, and do not items in plain sight.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff's Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff's Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff's Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.