Summer trailhead burglaries
CAMP VERDE -- Yavapai County Sheriff's deputies were called to three vehicle burglaries on Fossil Creek Road just off State Route 260 Saturday. Three more vehicle burglaries were reported from the Clear Creek
day use area on the opposite side of SR 260.
Suspects gained entry to the vehicles by smashing windows, opening unlocked doors, or forcing down partially opened windows. The thefts occurred during daylight hours.
The suspects took cash, coins and electronics. In at least two cases, driver's licenses and Social Security cards were taken. IDs were taken from a purse in one vehicle and a wallet was stolen from another.
YCSO continues to remind those parking vehicles at trailheads to avoid storing valuables in an unattended vehicle. Do not keep wallets or purses inside vehicles parked at recreational and trailhead locations. Suspects take advantage of the likelihood vehicle owners will be away from their cars for an extended time enjoying the outdoors.
YCSO also suggests that citizens never carry Social Security Cards on their person as the loss of this information can lead to identity theft and credit problems when information is used illegally.
YCSO is seeking anyone with information regarding these vehicle burglaries to contact the Sheriff's Office at (928) 771-3260 or report information anonymously to Yavapai Silent Witness at (800) 932-3232.