Police remind residents to keep doors locked following break-in spree

April 5, 2023

Police remind residents to keep doors locked following break-in spree

‘Suspects are going car-to-car or door-to-door checking homes and vehicles.’

HART — Hart police continue to investigate a string of vehicle break-ins reported Saturday, April 1, in the area of Water and Mechanic streets.

“A total of seven vehicles were reported to have been entered,” said Hart Police Chief Juan Salazar. Property was recovered near the crime scene in most of the car break-ins, said the chief, although items are still missing from two of the vehicles. Some of the vehicles were entered, but nothing was stolen.

“Suspects are going car-to-car or door-to-door checking homes and vehicles to see if they are unlocked. If the doors are unlocked, personal property is being stolen.

“The Hart Police Department wants to remind residents to lock their vehicle doors and homes. Most of the breaking and entering cases authorities have seen involve vehicles and homes that are unlocked and have valuables in plain sight. The Hart Police Department strongly encourages people not to leave anything of value in their vehicle, including firearms.”

Police are advising residents “to be aware of their surroundings when parking their vehicles and report any suspicious people and vehicles to law enforcement.”

Hart city residents can report suspicious activity 24 hours a day by calling 911 or contacting Mason/Oceana Central Dispatch at (231) 869-5858.

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