ADA COUNTY, ID - At least 25 people had their unlocked cars broken into all over Ada County since Sept. 1, according to an Ada County Sheriff’s Office news release.
“No part of the county has been spared,” the release said.
Neighborhoods in Star and in the Amity/Cloverdale/Five Mile/Lake Hazel roads neighborhood in south Ada County were hardest hit, with at least nine burglaries in each area, the Office said.
Detectives have also taken vehicle burglary reports in Eagle, Kuna, and the northern unincorporated area of Ada County.
In two cases, people have reported handguns being taken from their cars. Other people have reported stolen laptops, wallets, jewelry, credit cards, purses, cash, electronic equipment, cell phones, and various other items.
“There have been numerous cases over the years of people walking through neighborhoods at night and checking to see if cars and trucks are locked. If they are not, thieves then go through and steal anything of value,” the release said. “It is not uncommon for those same burglars to check garage doors as well and take whatever they can steal, like tools and sports equipment.”
Investigators say the best way to prevent crimes of this nature is to lock your vehicles -- as well as doors to your home and garage areas. Be sure to take all valuables inside. It also helps to keep an outside light on at night as well.
Anyone with information on the burglaries should call Ada County non-emergency dispatch at 377-6790.