Atlantic Police Chief warns citizens to lock vehicles


August 4th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic Police Chief Steve Green is urging residents of the community to remove the keys from their vehicles and make sure they are locked at all times, when not in use.  Green says in recent days, a number of incidents have occurred, where vehicles have been entered, and items, including keys, have been removed.

One of the most recent incidents, according to Green, resulted in the vehicle being stolen a few days after the keys were found to be missing. In an earlier posting on our News page, and in a Facebook post, we mentioned a pickup was reported stolen this morning, out of Atlantic.

The vehicle was taken sometime between 11-p.m. Wednesday and 5:30-a.m. today.