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.

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