The Boone Police Department has been receiving an increased number of reports of thefts from motor vehicles in residential parking areas.

Boone PD stated many of these thefts are occurring during overnight hours from vehicles that have been left unsecured.

Patrols have been increased, but public vigilance is necessary.

The Boone Police Department asks that you lock your vehicles and remove valuables or leave them out of sight.

If you notice any suspicious activity, contact the Boone Police Department for assistance at (828) 269-6900.