Vehicle break-ins on the upswing

Published 9:34 am Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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JACKSON – The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office has been responding to an increased amount of vehicle break-ins and several vehicle larcenies in the past few weeks.

According to information provided by Patrick Jacobs, Captain of NCSO Criminal Investigations, there have been approximately 15-to-20 vehicle break-ins during the aforementioned timeframe.

Additionally there have been as many as five vehicles stolen.

Jacobs said the prime areas of this criminal activity are in Rich Square, Jackson, and Lake Gaston.

He said the times of the break-ins / thefts vary from early morning hours to late night, after dark. There have been numerous reports for stolen items to include firearms, money, tools, debit/credit cards, and electronics.

“We encourage our citizens throughout the county to lock and secure your vehicle doors during the daytime and nighttime,” Jacobs said. “We also encourage citizens to report all crimes, no matter the type, to the Sheriff’s Office so those crimes are properly documented and investigated. If you see anyone or anything suspicious in your neighborhoods you are encouraged to report it.”

The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office can be reached by calling 252-534-2611.