Lamar Police – County Sheriff Investigate Car Break-ins



In the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 20, 2018, multiple vehicle break-ins occurred in the Lamar area as well as surrounding areas of Prowers County. The vehicles that were broken into were unlocked with the exception of one.  These cases are currently under investigation by the Lamar Police Department as well as the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office.

During vehicle break-ins, the perpetrators typically target unlocked vehicles where valuables are visible from the outside of the vehicle or easily located inside the vehicle such as glove boxes or center consoles. These perpetrators generally rely on their ability to access a large number of vehicles in a short amount of time while moving through a specific neighborhood and therefore rarely force entry into vehicles in fear of making noise and being detected by law enforcement or home owners.  These vehicle break-ins usually occur in the overnight hours and are not reported until the next morning when the vehicle owns discover the items taken from the vehicle.

The most commonly taken items from vehicles are:
Electronic Devices (GPS Systems), Cell Phones, DVD Players, Money (Cash or Change), Firearms and/or Purses.

In an effort to combat vehicle break-ins, we encourage the citizens of Lamar and Prowers County to use some basic preventative measures which include but are not limited to:
Lock your vehicles, Remove valuables from vehicles. If valuables must be left in the vehicle, remove them from view and/or store them in the trunk.  Do not leave firearms in your vehicle.  Park vehicles in garages or high visibility areas.  Leave exterior lights on.  Report any suspicious behavior to police during the overnight hours (911 or 719-336-3977).  Report any incident where you believe your vehicle was entered without permission even if no items were taken.

Kyle Miller
Chief of Police
Lamar, CO.

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