By Annette Christie
Multiple larcenies from motor vehicles
While the most recent batch of multiple car larcenies occurred in Van Buren County and Bloomingdale Village, the message is one that has been spoken by many police agencies over time in the Tri-City area.
The Van Buren County Sheriff’s office is currently investigating multiple car larcenies in the Bloomingdale Village area. Deputies report that five vehicles had been broken into from various locations on the dates of January 4 – 5, 2020. The vehicles were all left unattended and unlocked.
Deputies would like to remind residents to keep their vehicles locked and remove all valuable items. They ask that residents stay alert and report any suspicious vehicles and/or people in their respective areas. Anyone with information in reference to the car break-ins in the Bloomingdale area are asked to please contact the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office at (269) 657-3101, Crime Stoppers 1-800-342-7867, Silent Observer (269) 343-2100 or the local Police Department.