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Public Awareness is Requested to Prevent Vehicle Break-Ins, Thefts From Garages and Home Burglaries.

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715 S. Calhoun St.  Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone 260-449-7535 Fax 260-449-7915






DATE:             July 13, 2009


 Public Awareness is Requested to Prevent Vehicle Break-Ins, Thefts From Garages and Home Burglaries.





            The Allen County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public for assistance with crime prevention.  Sheriff Kenneth C. Fries advises there are some actions that the public can take to prevent themselves from becoming victims of theft.  Take valuables with you when visiting, lock your doors, leave the porch light on and if your vehicle is equipped with an alarm system, make sure you set it.  Do not leave your garage door opener in your vehicle and report any suspicious people or activity to the Sheriff’s Department as soon as possible.  During the summer months thieves will take advantage of an invitation to steal from an unsecured vehicle. Sub-divisions that do not have a Neighborhood Watch program in place can start one through their neighborhood association.  Do not leave anything that can be carried away in plain site in your vehicle.  Thieves are taking laptop computers, I-Pods, wallets, CD’s, GPS systems, etc.  If you notice that your child or a neighborhood acquaintance has new items such as those mentioned and does not have a believable explanation of how they were attained, attempt to get the brand, model or serial number and call the Allen County Sheriff’s Department Detective Bureau.  Your phone call could solve an open case.  The Detective Bureau can be reached at 449-7431.  (Most of the reported thefts are from unlocked vehicles. (PLEASE LOCK YOUR DOORS)………






CONTACT:     Sergeant Steve Stone

                        Public Information Officer