CRIME WATCH ALERT: MARCH 27, 2019
The Crafton Police Department took a report of multiple vehicles being entered overnight as of noon on this date In all but one case the resident reported that their vehicles were left unlocked. Items were stolen from nearly every vehicle. In most cases it was just loose change that was stolen. In other cases, purses, electronic devices and CDs among other items were reported to have been stolen. The areas that were targeted were Parke St., N. Grandview Ave., S. Emily St., S. Grandview Ave. and Woodlawn Ave. Lock your vehicles and do not keep items of value in your vehicle. Surveillance footage was captured from a resident on S. Emily St. shortly after 2AM. If anyone else has surveillance systems and can check them for a what appears to be a white male wearing a jacket (dark colored top and lighter colored bottom), dark pants, dark shoes, light colored winter hat, light in color backpack and a flashlight this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
With the warmer weather, the derelicts that steal from hard-working people like yourself tend to emerge from the winter hibernation season. They have been planning their schemes during the cold winter months and are happy to take from you. Don't make yourself an easy target. Keep your vehicles locked, your homes locked and valuables out of sight (place them in the trunk).
The warmer weather also invites everyone to open up their windows and enjoy the fresh spring air. Please remember to close and lock your windows as well when you are not home. Please call 911 if you see anything suspicious. Please report any other vehicles that have been entered so that the department is aware of what areas the low-life thieves have targeted. Please help us help you. Thank you for your cooperation. Get out and enjoy the warmer weather that is upon us!!
-PLEASE REMEMBER TO LOCK YOUR VEHICLE(S) AND RESIDENCES ALL OF THE TIME.
-RESIDENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY UPON OBSERVING A SUSPICIOUS PERSON OR SOMETHING THAT APPEARS TO BE SUSPICIOUS.
-IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING (Please call 911 immediately, not later)
Remember if it seems too good to be true. It probably is.