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Posted on: January 17, 2017

CCSO detectives offers crime prevention tips

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The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of at least three pickup thefts and one vehicle burglary in the last three weeks, and in all cases the vehicles were left unsecure with keys inside truck cabs.
         According to the incident reports, the crimes were reported in either the northeastern or southeastern part of the county and happened between late night and early morning hours.
         The first incident was reported Dec. 28, in the 6300 block of Windridge Place in Slaughterville. A 2010 Chevrolet pickup along with the contents inside the truck was taken from the driveway.
         The second and third incidents happened Jan. 9, near Lexington. About 2 a.m. deputies were alerted that a 2005 Dodge pickup had been taken from the 13700 block of Lewis Road.
         After a short pursuit, the truck was found abandoned in far-western Pottawatomie County. Nobody has been arrested for the crime.
         Several hours later, deputies were notified about a vehicle burglary in the 15000 block of Edge of the Earth Road. According to the incident report, keys and a voice recorder were the only items missing.
         Two days later, a vehicle theft was reported in the 16400 block of Timbers Drive near Oklahoma City. The incident report showed a farm truck was stolen between late night Jan. 10 and early morning hours of Jan. 11. The truck was left unlocked and keys in the cab.
         CCSO detectives want to remind everyone to be cautious and take extra steps to secure vehicles and belongings. Here are a few crime prevention tips that detectives would like citizens to utilize:
         ·  Never leave vehicles unlocked for any reason
         ·  Don’t leave any belongings in your vehicle including keys even if parked at home in a garage or driveway
         ·  Always be aware of your surroundings.
         ·  Crime can occur regardless of where you live. Never be complacent.
         ·  Pay attention to vehicles and people in your neighborhood.
         ·  If you see something out of the ordinary, don’t hesitate to say something. Dial 911 and report it immediately.

         Sheriff Joe Lester said he hopes everyone will take these preventative measures and begin using them immediately to reduce their risk of becoming a victim.
         “Our agency strives every day to provide the best law enforcement service to the citizens of Cleveland County,” Lester said. “That not only means responding to reported incidents doing everything we can to prevent crime as well.”
         Anyone who has information about any of these crimes, may call the CCSO tip line at (405) 701-8870, Crime Stoppers at (405) 701-8872, or people may send anonymous tips using the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office mobile app. Callers may remain anonymous.
         Any questions regarding this press release and/or information can be addressed to Meghan Jackson, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, community liaison/public information officer. Jackson can be reached at (405) 701-8847.

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