(Hillsboro, Crystal City) Many areas of Jefferson County have their issues with subjects stealing items from unlocked vehicles, as well as stolen vehicles. Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak says the majority of these crimes are committed by people from outside the county, however, they are making arrests.
Crystal City Police Chief Chad Helms says they have had good luck tracking down car clotters as well.
The Festus Police Department was notified of several cases of items stolen from unlocked vehicles in their city recently. Law Enforcement officials continue to remind residents to lock their vehicles, and never leave the keys inside.