JC Sheriff Marshak had advice for vehicle owners

(Hillsboro) A few subjects were taken into custody Monday morning after searching for unlocked vehicles and stealing from them. A Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy noticed a vehicle that was reported stolen from St. Louis was seen in the Marasol Manor subdivision, and three of the four suspects were eventually taken into custody during the altercation. Sheriff Dave Marshak stresses the importance of not only locking your vehicle but keeping items in the vehicle out of sight.

Sheriff Marshak says many of the individuals that are committing these crimes continue to come back frequently.

The majority of the crimes are being committed in areas close to major roadways like I-55 and Highway 21 to increase the chances of escape.