08 October 2020

Major Michael J. Drake
Troop K Commander

Brewster, New York – The State Police in the Brewster barracks would like to remind citizens to properly secure their vehicles at all time due to an increase in vehicle break-ins and thefts.

Over just the October 3, 2020, weekend the State Police in Brewster investigated ten vehicle break-in incidents and one stolen vehicle.  These crimes were committed in the towns of Patterson, Southeast, and Carmel.  The majority of the vehicles were left unsecured with valuables still inside in residential neighborhoods.

Please always lock your vehicle, even in your own driveway.  Leave all windows including sunroofs closed.  Park in well-lit areas.  Never leave your vehicle unattended while it is running.  Never leave valuables or personal identification in a vehicle.


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