Laclede County Sheriff David Millsap is reminding everyone to secure their property. Theft of vehicles continues to be a problem across the area.
Sheriff Millsap said with fewer new vehicles available, it could mean more vehicles being stolen. Millsap in some cases car thieves will change out the VIN on a stolen vehicle making it seem legitimate for sale, in other cases the vehicle’s parts are sold and never recovered. Sheriff Millsap reminds everyone first to be sure to take the keys and lock their vehicle He also encourages everyone to report suspicious activity in your neighborhood.