As the weather has slowly improved, we are monitoring an uptick in thefts from vehicles in areas around Meridian Hills and Williams Creek. Several of the vehicles involved were unlocked.
As a reminder, keep vehicles parked in your driveway and even those in the garage locked. Do not leave anything of value in your vehicles, including garage door openers.
While we have not seen this yet, key fob hacking/cloning is a serious issue in Europe and in parts of the US. Spend a few minutes searching the web to learn how to properly store key fobs in your house, especially if your vehicle is parked outside.
As we start working in our gardens and yards, remember to keep your homes locked and garage doors down while working outside. In the past, we have seen thefts from residences and garages while homeowners were busy working outside.
Call 9-1-1 immediately if you observe suspicious persons or vehicles in your neighborhood, regardless of how inconsequential you feel it might be. Do not challenge or follow a suspicious person. Call 9-1-1.
Michael S. Russo
Meridian Hills Town Marshal