Published: 2:07 pm, Tue. Feb. 14th, 2017Updated: 2:07 pm
Artesia police say a string of auto burglaries reported Friday all seem to have been committed on cars with unlocked doors.
Artesia Police Department officers were dispatched just before 9 a.m. Friday to 907 W. Runyan Ave. in reference to an auto burglary. Once in the area, the officers investigated the neighborhood and found several more burglaries had occurred.
In all, five burglaries were committed in the 800, 900 and 1000 blocks of Runyan Avenue, and one in the 1000 block of West Mann Avenue.
Cmdr. Lindell Smith of the APD reports none of the incidents involved the compromising of a security device – including locks and windows. Artesia police urge citizens to lock their vehicle doors.
Some of the vehicle owners reported items were merely rummaged through, while others reported items were taken.
The APD also investigated an incident Monday involving the theft of a package left on a local porch by a delivery service.
“I would certainly advise people to consider having packages delivered to their work address or a relative’s address who they know will be able to receive the package,” Smith said. “People just can’t leave other people’s stuff alone these days, and some of those packages contain medications that they have to jump through hoops to get replaced.”