The Emmetsburg Police Department is reminding local residents to be vigilant and lock their vehicles.
According to Emmetsburg Police Chief Eric Hanson, on April 11, the Emmetsburg Police Department received two reports of vehicles parked in private driveways that an unknown person or persons had entered and gone through the vehicles.
The first incident occurred in the 3000 block of Second Street. It was discovered that two unlocked vehicles had been entered. The inside storage compartments of both vehicles were emptied. Items of value were removed from one of the vehicles. The items of value and money have an estimated value of $545 in this incident.
A second incident was reported from a residence located on North State Street. An unlocked vehicle was parked in a private driveway. That vehicle was entered and items of value were removed from the vehicle. The estimated value of the stolen items in this incident has yet to be determined.
It is believed that both incidents occurred during the late evening hours of Monday, April 10, or the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 11.
The Emmetsburg Police Department wants to advise all citizens of the City of Emmetsburg to make sure and lock their vehicles and remove any items of value or money from he vehicles. This applies to mainly to all vehicle that are parked outside in private driveways or public/private parking lots. Residents are also encouraged to lock and secure walk-in garage doors, as vehicles parked inside a garage are also susceptible to be entered in a search for money or valuables.
Anyone who observes or hears any type of suspicious activity in their neighborhood should contact the Emmetsburg Police Department as soon as possible.