We are almost a month into MPD's summer strategic plan. The East District experienced our first hotspot related to stolen autos. Over the last three weeks there was an increase in theft of auto in the area of N. Thompson Dr. and Hwy 30. The most problematic times were during the early morning hours. In some cases damage was caused to the vehicles to gain entry. Suspects have targeted Hyundai and Kia vehicles specifically. East District personnel will continue to monitor this area to determine if the trend continues.
We are encouraging vehicles owners to park their vehicles inside when possible. If inside parking is not available, please consider vehicle theft deterrent devices. If you observe suspicious behavior please report the activity at the time of occurrence by calling 911.