Investigators with the Danville Police Department are seeking information on a series of thefts to automobile that occurred in the early morning hours on March 3, 2011.
Police Chief Steve Simpkins said a total of seven autos were entered in the areas of Claridge Drive, Alicante Place, Aptos Place and Balceta Court between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. Thursday morning.
Among the items taken were electronic game equipment, credit cards, GPS devices, purses and garage door openers. One of the garage door openers was used to open the garage and steal more property.
While detectives were investigating this incident, Danville PD Volunteers went door to door in the affected neighborhoods distributing fliers to raise awareness about the need to be cautious with locking doors and securing property.
"The thing to bear in mind with these incidents is that they were preventable," said Simpkins. "The Danville Police Department encourages residents to secure their property. Lock your car and house and definitely don't leave valuables in plain view in cars."
Simpkins said another way to discourage thieves is to organize as a community. Any person or persons interested in organizing a Neighborhood Watch can contact the 314-3707.
Anyone with information on the Thursday thefts is encouraged to contact Detective Ben Alldritt at (925) 3710 or firstname.lastname@example.org.