Vehicle thefts are still a problem in Jefferson County

(Hillsboro) The number of vehicle thefts in Jefferson County is still too high. That’s the opinion of area law enforcement agencies. Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Grant Bissell says the numbers have been increasing lately, and some vehicle owners are still making it too easy for potential thieves.

Bissell says the department is doing a good job of recovering stolen vehicles.

As of the end of July, there were a total of 223 vehicle thefts in Jefferson County. The year-end total in 2021 was 413 vehicle thefts.