PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
During recent months. Reeves County has experienced an elevated number of thefts. During these thefts, the perpetrator(s) typically target unlocked vehicles where valuables are visible from the outside and/or easily located. These individuals generally rely on their ability to access a large number of vehicles while circulating through the neighborhood and therefore rarely force entry for fear of making noise and risking detection.
These incidents typically occur during the overnight hours and are not reported until the next morning when the owner recognizes property missing or out of place. the items most commonly taken from vehicles are:
- Global Positioning Systems (Garmin, Magellan, Tom-Tom)
- Ice Chests
- Cash (coins)
- Prescription Medications
- Tools and Machine Equipment i.e. (Welders, Cutting Torches)
In an effort to combat this problem, we encourage residents to employ some basic preventative measures:
- Document your property by recording serial numbers and taking pictures of the property.
- Remove valuables from view.
- Do not leave any prescription medications or firearms in your vehicle.
- Park vehicles in the garage or driveway.
- Leave exterior lights on.
- Report any suspicious behavior to police during the overnight hours.
- 911 or (432) 445-4901
- Report any incident where you believe someone has committed a theft.
Sheriff Arturo "Art" Granado