Several vehicles burglarized
Several vehicles in the southwestern corner of Leavenworth County were burglarized last Thursday night.
"It appears all of them were unlocked," said Sgt. Charlie Yates of the Leavenworth County sheriff's department. "Two of them were inside a garage, and the garage was entered."
Yates offered these tips to area residents in an effort to help prevent future vehicle burglaries:
Lock your vehicle. "People need to secure them and keep items in the trunk or out of view in the vehicle that would draw the attention of suspects," Yates said.
Park in a well-lit area. "Sometimes, in rural areas, that's difficult," Yates said.
Pay attention if your dog is barking or if you hear an unusual noise.
Yates said that last week's burglaries are under investigation.
"Whether it's local people involved or people who came out of Lawrence and were driving around, we just don't know right now," he said.
The sheriff's department received these reports:
Car speakers and a purse were reported stolen about 9 p.m. Thursday from a vehicle in the 25000 block of Mackey Road.
About 150 compact disks, valued at $700, were reported stolen between 11:30 p.m. Thursday and 8:50 a.m. Friday from a vehicle parked in the 12400 block of 246th Street.
A small amount of money and other items were reported stolen between 10:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:15 a.m. Friday from vehicles parked in the 12100 block of 258th Street.
The owner of a truck parked in the 12200 block of 258th Street reported to officers that someone went through his vehicle, but took nothing, between 10 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday.
A small amount of money and 35 compact disks were reported stolen between 9 p.m. Thursday and 7:35 a.m. Friday from vehicles parked in the 12200 block of 258th Street.
A small amount of money and an ashtray were reported stolen between 9 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday from a vehicle parked in the 12200 block of 258th Street.