The Cheshire Police Department is requesting help from the public to combat the recent wave of car break-ins and thefts from residences. Police are taking actions to address this issue, and are asking residents to please lock cars in driveways and garages, remove all valuables overnight, and remove and store car keys in a secure place.
“This is a crime of opportunity,” said Chief of Police Neil Dryfe. “We want to make Cheshire a less attractive target.”
Town Manager Sean Kimball agrees. “This is happening in communities throughout the state,” he explained. “Groups of youths are entering neighborhoods and quickly checking for unlocked cars for access to potential valuables. If the keys are in the car, they often steal the vehicle. The preventive actions of our police department combined with increased awareness and vigilance by our residents will help stop these thefts.”
Town Council Chairman Rob Oris said the Town Council supports the Police Department’s efforts.
Residents are also asked to be vigilant, and report any unusual activity to the police. The Police Department can be reached at 203 271-5500, or by calling 911 if criminal activity is sighted.