An increasing number of vehicle burglaries in Queen Creek has prompted the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office to offer suggestions for reducing the chances of becoming a victim:
• Lock your vehicle. In the majority of cases, unlocked vehicles are targeted.
• Remove valuables from your vehicle. Many of the cases reported in Queen Creek included the theft of wallets, purses, cameras and other valuables that were left in plain view.
• Report suspicious activity. Call MCSO’s non-emergency hotline, (602) 876-1011, to report suspicious people or vehicles in your neighborhood.
The Town of Queen Creek has a curfew ordinance that prohibits minors 15 and younger from being out past 10 p.m., according to a news release from the town. Minors ages 16-18 may not be out past midnight. Several of the reports of vehicular burglary have involved minors, the release said.