Webster City Police say unlocked vehicles are being targeted

Webster City Police this week have been answering multiple calls regarding items being taken from residents’ parked vehicles in the central part of the city.

In response, Police Chief Shiloh Mork has issued an awareness message:

“Due to a recent string of vehicle break-ins, we would like to give a friendly reminder to lock your vehicles.

“We all work hard to have nice things and we want to keep those things. Please remove any valuables or keep them hidden and keep any firearms locked up.

“All of the recent break-ins involved vehicles that were left unlocked. If you see something or someone suspicious please don’t hesitate to call.”

The police department non-emergency phone number is 515-832-9166. If the call is an emergency, call 911.

Callers can also use the service of Hamilton County Crimestoppers. To use Crimestoppers: Call the local tip line at 515-832-8437. The call will not be recorded and callers will not be asked to identify themselves at any time. Anonymity is guaranteed.

Go online to P3TIPS.com, and follow the directions to submit the tip. When submitting a tip, a computer generated ID# and password will be given which will allow tipsters to submit additional information and even engage in a dialog with law enforcement– all with complete anonymity.


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