There have been over a hundred home burglaries reported across Medina County this year and law enforcement is reminding citizens to be wary and report suspicious activity. “We are stepping up our burglary patrol, as burglaries are occurring across the county, especially during this time of year,” said Sheriff Randy Brown.
To give you an idea of how many burglaries are actually reported in our communities, here are some stats for this year and last year:
So this is from January 1 to present:
Burglary of a Habitation – 106
Burglary of a Building – 45
Burglary of a Motor Vehicle – 68
Stolen Vehicle – 74
Theft – 381
Last year 2017:
Burglary of a Habitation – 150
Burglary of a Building – 84
Burglary of a Motor Vehicle – 73
Stolen Vehicles – 88
Thefts – 507
“It’s a constant battle. If everyone would pay attention and call in suspicious activity that would help. If you see a suspicious vehicle outside someone’s house, or somewhere it shouldn’t be, please let us know.”
Make sure to jot down the license plate number when calling the sheriff’s dispatcher, if you get a chance.
“Get as much information about the vehicle or person as you can without putting yourself in harm’s way. If you can get a license plate number that would really help, but even paying attention to what color or make the vehicle is can be really helpful.”
Unfortunately, the holidays often leads to an up-kick in burglaries and thefts.
“We get a lot of people from San Antonio coming down here looking for something to steal, burglarizing homes,” Sheriff Brown said. “We also have a lot of car burglaries and stolen cars at the big stores. Please remember not to leave anything valuable inside your vehicle in plain sight when you go into the store shopping.”
If you have information about a crime or the location of a fugitive, please contact Medina County Crime Stoppers, 24 / 7, at 1-800-FOR CUFF (367-2833). You DO NOT have to give your name, and you could earn up to a $1,000 CASH REWARD.