The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is urging residents to take preventive measures against so-called “warm weather thefts” this year.
A news release from Captain Chris Miller says items such as lawn mowers and weed-eaters should always be locked up and out of site from potential thieves, as criminal activity often increases in the warmer months.
Many thefts are crimes of opportunity and expensive lawn equipment left in the open will garner more attention and make one more likely to become a crime victim.
Captain Miller says another way residents can help police is by recording serial numbers from equipment so that if it is stolen, those items can be entered into a nationwide database to assist in the effort to locate them again.
Residents are also encouraged to keep keys to lawn mowers and tractors in their home and away from the equipment so to not make it easy for criminals. Anyone seeing suspicious activity should report it immediately to police at 890-1300.