Charbonneau is experiencing again a significant number of break-ins!
Apparently, there is a rash of them going on in Charbonneau right now. According to Councilor Linville, people are experiencing cars being accessed by drilling holes in the locks, and she also mentioned that thieves have managed to figure out how to break into garages by bypassing the key readers on garage doors. I’m more concerned about the brazenness of people breaking into garages as that could lead to something worse.
As always, please lock up your homes, garages and remove anything from your cars, whether it has value or not, it is still a magnet for thieves.
Officers remind us that prevention is the best defense!
If you have a break-in always call First Response AND Wilsonville Police to file a report
If You See Something Say Something
Don’t leave valuables in your car such as purses, bags, laptops, wallets, credit cards or cell phones. Anything that’s left in plain view is like an advertisement to potential thieves
Hide accessories and chargers that indicate you have a mobile phone, GPS or other device kept in your car
Remove key cards, garage door openers and work or house keys from your vehicle that could otherwise give a potential burglar access to your house
Always roll up your windows, remove your keys, lock your door and set your car alarm (if you have one). If you don’t, consider installing a security system
If you have a break-in, document the scene: take photographs of any damage to your vehicle and make a list of all stolen items. Keep in mind that along with electronics and money, thieves also take things like auto parts (rims, tires or catalytic converters) and license plates. Be sure to take note if any of these things go missing
Again, Charbonneau is a very safe community, but we need to all take precautions to help keep it that way.
If you see any suspicious activity or if you are the victim of a crime, please call: The non-emergency line for Clackamas County Sheriff: 503-655-8211
Also see this video: https://youtu.be/q7T5aN9oafQ