Contact Us

Sheriff Warns Residents to Lock Vehicles


Flickr Braden Kowitz

Summer is all about taking advantage of the amazing recreational opportunities available here in Larimer County. Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith reminds us  to lock our vehicles when parking in recreational area parking lots, especially those providing access to trailheads.

 “We typically see a sharp increase of vehicle break-ins at this time of the year. Many of these break-ins are preventable if people will lock their doors and keep valuables out of sight.”    Sheriff Justin Smith


Sheriff Smith urges us to leave valuables at home or lock them in the trunk out of sight.  Visible electronic equipment like cell phones, MP3 players, GPS devices and cameras as well as wallets and purses are an invitation for a vehicle break-in.  Be sure to also remove chargers and suction cups which broadcast the presence of electronic equipment in a vehicle.

Don’t leave anything visible in your car, including loose change. This is the single most important thing you can do to prevent your car window from being smashed and your valuables taken. It’s also a good idea to make sure to record the make, model and serial number of your items. Having that information is the only way to try and recover the items and prosecute the offender.

Residents are encouraged to report any suspicious activity they observe. Larimer County deputies will be doing extra patrols this summer, as time permits, but it takes only a minute to smash a window and remove valuables. There is generally an increase in the numbers of vehicle break-ins during the summer months.

Loveland Police Investigate Attempted Child Abduction


Best of K99

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for K99 Country Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive K99 Country Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.