Lufkin car burglaries lowest rate in a year - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Lufkin car burglaries lowest rate in a year

By Holley Nees - bio | email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – Car burglaries in Lufkin are actually the lowest they've been in a year.  Less than 30 have been reported in March, that's down from December's high of 87 incidents.  Police said burglaries often spike in summer months because kids are out of school.  Plus, there's usually a rise in activity around the holidays.

"This time of year, things have slowed down by now, the Holiday season is over, school is still in session," explained Lufkin Police Department Cpl. Trent Sobolewski.  "Here at Lufkin Police Department, we have instituted some other programs to step up the enforcement activity on things such as car burglars.  So, between that and community involvement, everything has made a difference."

Despite the low numbers, East Texans should not let their guard down.  Be sure to keep your vehicles locked and valuables out of sight.  He said the department has also increased the number of marked patrol units in high-crime areas.

©2010 KTRE. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Angelina County leaders preparing for the 'Big One'

    Angelina County leaders preparing for the 'Big One'

    Monday, March 27 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-03-27 23:33:05 GMT

    While storms popping up in the Atlantic are the last things on the minds of those that live in East Texas, it is priority number one for the Angelina County Office of Emergency Management as the calendar creeps closer to the start of hurricane season.

    More >>

    While storms popping up in the Atlantic are the last things on the minds of those that live in East Texas, it is priority number one for the Angelina County Office of Emergency Management as the calendar creeps closer to the start of hurricane season.

    More >>
  • NISD names Interim Superintendent Sandra Dowdy lone superintendent finalist

    NISD names Interim Superintendent Sandra Dowdy lone superintendent finalist

    NISD names Interim Superintendent Sandra Dowdy lone superintendent finalist

    Monday, March 27 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-03-28 01:33:54 GMT
    Source: NISDSource: NISD

    During a Monday night special meeting, Nacogdoches Independent School District named Sandra Dowdy the lone finalist for the superintendent position. Dowdy has served as interim for the last several months. Per a press release from NISD, Dowdy was selected from a field of 45 applicants. A state mandated 21-day period must pass between the board naming her as the lone finalist and formally naming her as the next superintendent of Nacogdoches schools. It also states the selection happ...

    More >>

    During a Monday night special meeting, Nacogdoches Independent School District named Sandra Dowdy the lone finalist for the superintendent position. Dowdy has served as interim for the last several months. Per a press release from NISD, Dowdy was selected from a field of 45 applicants. A state mandated 21-day period must pass between the board naming her as the lone finalist and formally naming her as the next superintendent of Nacogdoches schools. It also states the selection happ...

    More >>
  • Sabine County residents begin storm recovery efforts

    Sabine County residents begin storm recovery efforts

    Monday, March 27 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-03-27 23:11:55 GMT

    Residents near the Texas-Louisiana border are beginning their own storm recovery efforts on Monday after they fell on their property from this weekend’s storms.  

    More >>

    Residents near the Texas-Louisiana border are beginning their own storm recovery efforts on Monday after they fell on their property from this weekend’s storms.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly