Just a friendly reminder from Johnson City Police Chief Randy Holland and the Blanco County Sheriff’s Office: this is the season for car burglaries. Here are some tips to deter thieves and ways to keep your property in vehicles protected.
1. Never leave items of value in plain view.
2. Lock your car doors when vehicle is left unattended.
3. Park in well-lit and/or heavily-trafficked areas.
4. Never leave your car running unattended.
5. Never leave a second set of keys in your car.
6. Install an anti-theft device.
These are just some ways to discourage the would-be thieves. Please notify the Blanco County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center at 830-868-7104, or call 911, if you see suspicious activity.
Last year, local citizens were responsible for breaking up a vehicle burglary ring in Johnson City by calling the Blanco County Sheriff’s Office after noticing two individuals looking into cars at the Silver K Cafe.
Sheriff Bill Elsbury and Chief of Police Randy Holland responded to this particular call and were able to arrest these individuals for burglary of a vehicle. These suspects were responsible for several car burglaries in Johnson City and surrounding areas.
Please do not hesitate to call when you notice suspicious activity. This may assist law enforcement in capturing the suspects red-handed in the act of criminal activity.