Warmer weather means an increase in grab and go thefts from vehicles, according to the Madisonville Police Department. “Ninety percent of them are just crimes of opportunity,” said Police Chief Wade Williams. “They’re seeing the doors unlocked and randomly get the stuff out. If they find one that is locked, they just move on to the next one.” The thefts come in spurts, but Williams has noticed when the weather is nicer, things start to disappear from vehicles.
Thefts From Vehicles on the Rise
By Lana Kunz, The Messenger, Madisonville • Mar 16, 2012