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More Than $2K in Copper Items Stolen From Car

Two vehicle break-ins likely unrelated, police said.

Police said there have been two car break-ins reported in the last month in Jefferson that they don't believe are connected.

The latest break-in occured on Oct. 31, when a West Emerald Drive resident reported change was removed from an unlocked vehicle, according to Capt. Eric ilsusen.

On Oct. 18, a resident on Schoolhouse Road reported a locked car had been entered and copper fittings and a Ridgit Pro Press Machine worth $2,150 were stolen, Wilsusen said.

According to Wilsusen, there have been a number of copper thefts this year mostly attributed to the value increasing.

He said about 90 percent of car break-ins happen to cars that are unlocked, so he urges residents to take valuables out with them and lock their cars.

Wilsusen said that the theft reports Jefferson has been seeing are relatively the same they've seen over the years.

"We get our spikes every so often," he said. "Spring time, early spring when the weather changes well see a spike a little bit, but it stays pretty constant."

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