February 25, 2012 (Alpine) – A series of vehicle break-ins has occurred recently in the Alpine area. “In the past two weeks, we caught two of the bad guys, linking them to Alpine area vehicle burglaries,” reports Paula H. Dickenson, USN retired, crime prevention specialist at the Alpine Sheriff Substation. But she said public help is needed, since vehicle burglaries continue to take place.
“It is believed that the average crime rate for vehicle burglaries in all areas of the county will continue and may rise,” she cautioned. “The crooks know that the laws have changed and sentencing has been reduced for this crime.”
Alpine Detectives, Deputies and Crime Prevention specialists have attended briefings within the Sheriff's Department and other law enforcement agencies in the San Diego County.
The public is advised to lock car doors and remove valuables, no matter where you live.
If you are a crime victim or observe suspicious activity, report it to 858-565-5200 and let other members of your Neighborhood Watch Network.
The Alpine Sheriff Station is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, March 1, 2012, Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Blvd. 7: 00 pm - 8:00 pm. Seating is limited; please RSVP to Crime Prevention Specialist Paula Dickenson, 619 659-2608 or email email@example.com