NEWS­BEAT

The Compass - - CIATHE S -

dents hap­pen where thieves tar­get an area and break into sev­eral cabins or steal from sev­eral ve­hi­cles dur­ing a night. This does not mean there is an in­crease of crime. It is more an op­por­tu­nity. Over the course of a year the numbers do tend to av­er­age out.

Do not be alarmed, but we do need to re­mem­ber to pro­tect our­selves.

In the case of cabin break and en­ters, please re­mem­ber to pack up all your be­long­ings and take them back and fourth with you. Only leave the things you can af­ford to lose should thieves strike. Thieves look for sell­able items like gen­er­a­tors, tools, chain­saws. They will also tar­get ATVs left in sheds.

With ve­hi­cle thefts and thefts from ve­hi­cles, this tends to be more of a crime of op­por­tu­nity. Re­mem­ber to re­move items from the vehi-

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