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Keep vehicles locked to prevent theft, Hernando County Sheriff's Office advises

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Sheriff's tip: Keep vehicles locked to prevent theft

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office is reminding residents to keep their motor vehicles locked when not in use. One of the most common crimes in the county is vehicular burglary, and most vehicles broken into are not locked, according to the Sheriff's Office. From the beginning of the year through Aug. 8, about 625 vehicles were burglarized in Hernando County. Of those, 78 percent — 486 of the burglaries — involved unlocked doors. Also, since July 30, more than a dozen residents in the Royal Highlands area have reported vehicle burglaries, and all of those were vehicles with unlocked doors, the Sheriff's Office said. In addition, authorities suggested that all valuables be stored out of view, including electronics, loose change, purses and briefcases.

WEEKI WACHEE

Swimming advisory for Rogers Park

The Hernando County Health Department has issued a swimming advisory for Rogers Park, 7244 Shoal Line Blvd. Bacteriological test results received Thursday indicated the water quality was in the unacceptable range and may pose an increased risk of disease exposure, especially for very young children, older adults and those with weakened immune systems. For information, call Albert C. Gray at (352) 540-6802.

Today's meeting

Hernando County Commission/IAFF Local 3760, contract negotiations, 1 p.m., Hernando County Fire Rescue headquarters, 60 Veterans Ave., Brooksville.

Today's picks

Monster Truck Show: Pit party at 5:30 p.m.; show starts at 7:30 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. $15 general admission; $12 for ages 3 to 12, free for ages 2 and younger. (352) 585-1062, (352) 796-4552.

'Lend Me a Tenor': 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $15 adults; $8 students. (352) 683-5113.

Keep vehicles locked to prevent theft, Hernando County Sheriff's Office advises 09/08/11 [Last modified: Thursday, September 8, 2011 8:32pm]
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