09/16/2010

Ohio cops frustrated by preventable crimes

When Beavercreek was hit with a rash of thefts from vehicles, the PD began leaving fliers on cars left unlocked with valuables inside

By Doug Page
Dayton Daily News

DAYTON, Ohio — While crime numbers, on the whole, are down, police across the Miami Valley are frustrated by preventable property crimes.

"Many of our thefts from vehicles and vehicle thefts are vehicles whose doors were left unlocked," Vandalia Police Chief Doug Knight said Tuesday. "We've had one gentleman whose car has been stolen three times. Each time, the doors were unlocked and the keys were in the ignition."

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