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Police are reminding Steamboat residents to lock up

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — With summer winding down and the fall shoulder season approaching, police are reminding people to take steps to protect their property.

It is not unusual for Steamboat Springs to see thefts rise during shoulder seasons when the community’s seasonal workforce leaves town.

On Wednesday, there were three cars broken into on the south side of town.

A fourth vehicle was stolen from a parking garage along River Queen Lane. It was left unlocked with the keys inside and found later in the day by Strong Arm Security at nearby Storm Meadows Condos.

“A lot of times, that is a crime of opportunity,” Steamboat Springs Police Department Chief Cory Christensen said. “One of the best ways to thwart opportunity crimes is to not give them the opportunity.”

That means not leaving keys in unlocked cars, locking doors and hiding valuables.

People should also keep their homes secure by locking doors and windows.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email mstensland@SteamboatPilot.com or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland.

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