EPD Warns of Rash of Vehicle Thefts
Press release provided by Eureka Police Department:
Over the past several weeks, Eureka has experienced a rash of stolen vehicles occurring throughout the city with a concentration between Broadway and Union and Wabash and Henderson Streets.
During the last 30 days, there were 32 vehicles reported stolen within the city limits of Eureka. 24 of those vehicles have been recovered locally, while 7 are still outstanding at this time. In most cases the vehicles have been recovered with no damage and no forced entry, which is a sign that a shaved key is possibly being used.
7 of the 32 stolen vehicles have been a Nissan Pickup between the years of 1985 and 1993. 4 of those 7 Nissan Pickups have been stolen within the last four days. We encourage anyone with a Nissan Pickup around those years to take extra caution.
Residents are encouraged to report any suspicious persons, vehicles, or activity occurring in their neighborhoods that may be related. Anyone with information regarding the possible identity of the suspect(s) responsible for these vehicle thefts is asked to call the Eureka Police Department at 441-4044.
The following are some precautions that vehicle owners can take to reduce their risk:
- Don’t leave keys in vehicle.
- Lock all doors and windows.
- Install an audible alarm or visible anti-theft device such as a club.
- Park in well-lit areas, driveways, or garages.
- Do not leave vehicle title in the car.