Emmetsburg Police are issuing a warning to local residents in the wake of a series of burglaries from motor vehicles during the past few days.
According to Emmetsburg Police Chief Eric Hanson, since Wednesday, Aug. 27, the Emmetsburg Police Department has responded to nine complaints of Burglary involving unoccupied motor vehicles. All nine locations have been at residences throughout Emmetsburg and involve motor vehicles parked in driveways that were left unlocked, with the exception of one vehicle that was locked and entered.
"The motor vehicles found to be unlocked are entered and the contents of each vehicle are looked over and items that are considered valuable are taken," Chief Hanson noted. "These items included purses, wallets, cordless tools, cordless radio, cellphones, phone chargers, pocket knives, personal papers, a Dell laptop computer and car keys. Also, a private residence in Emmetsburg reported the theft of several outdoor solar lights and associated accessories."
As a result of the thefts, the Emmetsburg Police Department is urging all residents to safeguard all valuable items that are left in motor vehicles by locking their vehicles or removing any valuable items from vehicles that are parked outside.
"Please contact the Emmetsburg Police Department if you have any information regarding these burglaries," Chief Hanson added. "The Emmetsburg Police Department wants to encourage residents to call anytime during the day or night should they hear or see any type of suspicious activity in their respective neighborhoods."
Contact the Emmetsburg Police Department at 712-852-2424. Your identity is not required to give information on this crime or any other crime or incident.