York County Sheriff: Utility trailer thefts on the rise

Posted November 21, 2012 3:57 pm | Filed under Crime and Courts, Local News

The York County Sheriff’s Office says a recent trend in trailer thefts is prompting authorities to show you how to protect your property from thieves.

Sheriff’s Office spokesman Trent Faris says since September 1, 19 trailer thefts have been reported in York County worth a total of 30-thousand dollars.

Faris says there are three keys to protecting your trailer — marking your property, blocking it from plain view, and locking it up.

From there, hiding a trailer from the roadway or putting it on cinder blocks can help discourage thieves from driving away with your property. He says these thefts are not isolated to homes or businesses.

Faris says it’s also important to photograph your trailer, noting its unique features to give law enforcement a better description of the property if and when it is ever stolen.

Faris says the recent thefts have not taken place in one specific area of the county and have occurred at homes, businesses and even recently, a church.