WEST POINT — A purse, wallets and a shotgun were among items stolen over the weekend from a West Point neighborhood in a rash of car burglaries.
“We had eight vehicle burglaries and one residential burglary in the neighborhood,” said Davis County Sheriff’s Sgt. Susan Poulsen.
The vehicle burglaries were mainly the result of cars being left unlocked, but one vehicle had a window smashed, Poulsen said. That window was smashed so burglars could get to a purse that was lying in plain sight, she said.
The residential burglary was from a garage where the door was left open overnight.
“Some people really do believe they live in a bedroom community, where there’s not much to worry about,” Poulsen said, reminding people to keep their vehicles locked, garage doors closed overnight and “take your valuables inside where they can’t be seen.”
In addition, Poulsen encourages Davis County residents to record serial numbers of belongings of significance and keep that record somewhere safe.
“Without those numbers, it’s less likely that you’ll get your property back,” Poulsen said. “Mistakes are made occasionally (in locking doors or taking valuables into the house). There’s a far greater chance of getting you property back if you have those serial numbers.”
Witnesses reported seeing two white men in the area, described as tall and wearing black clothing.