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December 18, 2012
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Residents reminded to lock vehicles

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is reminding residents to "hide, lock and take" to prevent vehicle burglaries, especially during the holidays.

"Residents of and visitors to Douglas County continue to fall prey to criminal opportunists who look for vehicles that are left unlocked to steal valuable contents and often times the vehicles as well," said Sgt. Pat Brooks.

He said the sheriff's office is implementing a new educational program - "Hide, Lock and Take" - to remind members people to hide valuables, lock their vehicles, and take their keys with them.

"Most vehicle burglaries occur when people leave their vehicles …

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The Record Courier Updated Dec 18, 2012 07:01PM Published Dec 18, 2012 06:58PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.