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BCPD looking for stolen pickup truck

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Officials at the Brazil City Police Department are looking for a pickup truck stolen from a Brazil residence sometime after midnight Monday early Tuesday morning.

According to BCPD Sgt. Mark Loudermilk, Linda Smith, 510 N. Meridian St., reported her tan 2000 Chevy S10 truck was missing from her driveway.

He said Smith was not clear whether she left her keys in the vehicle or not.

Loudermilk said Smith also reported someone apparently "hung out" in the pool house area of the home for an unknown amount of time.

Although this is the second vehicle reported missing in the past two weeks, officials do not believe it is cause for concern.

However, they do urge local residents to take action to prevent becoming a victim of auto theft, including:

* Never leave the keys inside a vehicle,

* Park vehicles in a well-lit area,

* Keep the windows rolled up and the car locked, even if it's parked at your own house,

* Hide valuables or remove them completely, and

* Consider removing the vehicle registration and the insurance card instead of keeping them in the glove compartment so thieves cannot produce these documents if stopped by police.

If you have information about this case or spot the vehicle, contact the Brazil City Police Department at 446-2211.


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* Consider removing the vehicle registration and the insurance card instead of keeping them in the glove compartment so thieves cannot produce these documents if stopped by police...and what happens when you the owner is stopped and you dont have the papers in the car or truck,also I do beleive by law the regisration has to be in the car

-- Posted by dovelw on Tue, Jun 23, 2009, at 9:58 PM

a stolen vehicle not a concern?

-- Posted by nobob on Tue, Jun 23, 2009, at 10:23 PM

what about the vehicles stolen that are not in the city limits? Do they not count?

-- Posted by fitch30437 on Wed, Jun 24, 2009, at 3:49 AM

Better yet take keys and lock car [can also lock glove box]. I see so many cars with keys in them at Walmart and Kroger. In winter they sometimes even have their engines running. Stupid Stupid stupid. These people are just inviting theft and asking for higher insurance rates. Not that stealing a car is ok, just that if someone is going out looking for a ride, they are going to go with the easiest way to do it. Remember thieves aren't the smartest in society. Seems neither are some car owners. I'm not saying that this victim is one of these, just that I see so many easy pickin's in parking lots in Brazil. Can't people figure out that locks were put on cars for a reason??

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Wed, Jun 24, 2009, at 7:26 AM

I'm sure they meant remove the items when you are done with your vehicle for the day. It may be inconvenient, but it might help.

-- Posted by pitbull_advocate on Wed, Jun 24, 2009, at 8:15 AM

I believe those are referred to as "volunteer victims" Jenny Moore.

-- Posted by pitbull_advocate on Wed, Jun 24, 2009, at 8:16 AM

lock them up

-- Posted by 1dogbob on Fri, Jun 26, 2009, at 6:56 AM


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