Lufkin Police are urging residents to be vigilant and use common sense when it comes to protecting your vehicle(s) from criminals, this after a huge recent upswing in the number of car and truck break-ins in the area.  Police are stressing that you lock your vehicles – even in your own driveway or garage and don’t leave any items inside. Just a few coins left in your vehicle might look appealing enough for someone to cause $300 worth of damage by breaking a window to gain access.

Here is a listing of some of the recent vehicle break-ins:

BURGLARY OF MOTOR VEHICLES:

  • 4/26       508 August Lane – Toyota Camry and Toyota Sienna - gun, sunglasses, change, perfume, cellphone – apparently left unlocked
  • 4/26       403 August Lane – Dodge Ram truck – back pack blower stolen from bed
  • 4/26       103 January Lane – Dodge pickup – dash cam stolen – apparently left unlocked
  • 4/26       3205 Old Union Road #1214 – Toyota Camry – tote bag stolen – apparently left unlocked
  • 4/28       4404 S First St (Holiday Inn Express) – Ford pickup – window broken, nothing stolen
  • 4/28       3402 Daniel McCall Drive (Buckner Family Place) – Dodge Durango – phone and headphones stolen – window broken
  • 4/28       4404 S First St (Holiday Inn Express) – Chevy pickup - window broken, nothing stolen
  • 4/29       1514 Copeland St – Chrysler 200 – purse, keys and wallet stolen – vehicle left unlocked
  • 4/29       1519 Copeland St (Wooded Acres Apartments) – Infiniti 237 – debit card and purse stolen - unlocked
  • 4/30       2130 S First St (Courtyard Mariott) – Chevy pickup – two tablets, dash cam, laptop stolen – window pried/broken
  • 4/30       2130 S First St (Courtyard Mariott) – Nissan Altima – GPS stolen – window broken
  • 4/30       2130 S First St (Courtyard Mariott) -  Chevy Equinox – sunglasses – window broken
  • 4/30       2130 S First St (Courtyard Mariott) – Chevy pickup - $800 worth of tools  stolen from truck bed
  • 4/30       1203 Voyle St – Ford pickup and trailer – edger and blower stolen from trailer
  • 4/30       2406 W Frank Ave (Greenbriar Apartments) – Ford Explorer – ignition ripped out and tools stolen – unlocked because lock has been broken per owner
  • 4/30       505 S John Redditt Drive (Woodland Heights) – Ford Mustang – wallet taken and ignition damaged in apparent attempt to steal vehicle – soft top cut to gain access to the car

 

UNAUTHORIZED USE OF MOTOR VEHICLES:

  • 4/26       1604 Woodland Dr – Toyota Corolla – possibly left unlocked with keys inside
  • 4/27       128 W Kerr Ave – Toyota Tacoma – stolen by acquaintance
  • 4/28       2216 S First St (Texas Inn & Suites) – Ford pickup – stolen from parking lot no evidence of broken glass in parking lot to suggest forced entry
  • 4/29       416 Atkinson Drive (La Michocana – Ford pickup – stolen from parking lot – left unlocked -  *arrest made on Zachery Mettlen for UUMV/vehicle recovered/items recovered connected to the BMV at Woodland Heights Hospital and a BMV report taken by Hudson PD
  • 5/1         250 FM 2021 (Lufkin RV Resort KOA) – Dodge Dually – truck unlocked with keys inside
  • 5/1         250 FM 2021 (Lufkin RV Resort KOA) – Dodge 2500 pickup – truck unlocked with keys inside