There's been an issue in the area with people not having their vehicles locked and their valuables being taken, or people breaking into their cars to get the valuables. Sargent Alan Mills from the Taylorville Police Department said that people should never leave anything of value in a car in eyesight because people will make the effort to take it. And if the car is already unlocked, then it's just that much easier for the perpetrator.
Mills suggested if someone needs to keep their items in their car for any reason, the safest place to keep them is locked in the trunk, or for smaller items, locked in a glove box.
For more information contact the Taylorville Police Department at 824-2211. Sargent Mills appeared as a guest on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.