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Essex County Public Service Announcement Regarding Car Break-Ins

Essex County

By: Yuritza Arroyo

On Tuesday, October 11th, Essex County officials issued a Public Service Safety Announcement regarding recent car break-ins.

According to officials, Monday there were  a series of car break-ins with thefts of belongings at McLoone’s Boathouse and South Mountain Reservation.

In all instances, a window was broken, and in some cases, belongings were taken.

Sheriff Fontoura reminds visitors of our Parks and Reservations that these thefts are crimes of opportunity and asks when leaving a car unattended, please do not leave purses, wallets, and other valuable belongings out in full view.

Instead, he says to hide your belongings well or leave them at home if you plan to leave your car unattended for an extended time.