(Jefferson County) Law enforcement in Jefferson County saw a huge increase in stolen vehicle cases in 2019. Most of the time the vehicles that were stolen were unlocked and with the keys left inside.
Grant Bissell is the Public Safety Information Coordinator with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. He provides the county’s preliminary statistics of stolen vehicles in 2019.
Bissell adds the stolen vehicles are simply crimes of opportunity for a lot of thieves.
Bissell notes they plan to have total 2019 year end crime statistics within the next few days.