05 May 2022
Major Ruben A. Oliver
Troop B Commander


The New York State Police is warning the public about a significant increase in the number of car thefts that have occurred in Clinton and Franklin Counties in recent months. State Police report that a total of 31 vehicles have been stolen in these two counties since August of 2021, and in each case, the vehicle was unlocked with the keys left inside. Vehicles are being stolen from both public parking areas and private residences.  

Troopers are advising drivers to take the following precautions when leaving a vehicle unattended:

  • Never leave the keys inside your vehicle.
  • Always lock your vehicle, even in your own driveway.
  • Never leave your vehicle running.
  • Do not leave valuables, including purses, wallets, back cards or personal identification in your car for any reason.
  • Park your vehicle under a street light or in a well-lit area.

State Police are asking the public to assist in helping prevent these crimes by remaining vigilant in following the above precautions, and immediately reporting any suspicious activity to law enforcement by calling 911.

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