City Police arrested Steven Adkins after receiving multiple calls about stolen property from vehicles in the area. During the investigation officers found all the cars broken in to had one thing in common- they were unlocked- making the break-in much easier for the thief.
Police say that the most effective way to stop these thefts is by simply hitting that lock button when you get out of your car.
Tim Stover, Chief of Police for the city of Lewisburg, says “that’s something that we’d like to ask citizens to pay a little more attention to. To lock your cars and take your valuables out, especially money and high dollar items such as electronic equipment, weapons, whatever. Make sure you don’t leave that kind of stuff in your car and then lock your car.”
Donna Toney is a Lewisburg resident and business owner. She believes that if the people of the city make locking their cars a habit, the thieves are likely to stay away.
She says, “If people lock their cars, and these people learn that we lock our cars, they’re less likely to keep looking. But if they think it’s a small community, nobody locks their car…easy hit.”