Police: Rise in Vehicle Thefts Reflect County Trend

Hondas and Fords are targeted vehicles, police say.

Here's information provided by the Livermore Police Department:

Since September of this year, vehicle thefts in the City of Livermore have risen substantially. The vehicles targeted remain consistent and between two types. The first victim vehicle is older model Honda Accords and Civics. The second victim vehicle is white Ford work trucks and vans. An analysis of where, when, and how these vehicles are being stolen has produced no significant trends other than on occasion, more than one vehicle of the same type is stolen at a time and thefts occur in the early morning hours.

The Livermore Police Department has learned the increases in vehicle thefts is not limited to Livermore and have been occurring county-wide. The reasons for these vehicles being targeted are unclear and the vehicles are being recovered in various locations throughout the bay area. No suspect or additional information is available at this time.

The Livermore Police Department is asking the community to be vigilant in their neighborhoods. Be cognizant of vehicles and persons who are out of place and / or acting suspiciously in your community, especially during late night and early morning hours. Contact the Livermore Police Department if you see suspicious activity (Non- emergency: 925-371-4987 / Emergency: 911). Include in your call: the location, a description of the activity, a description of those involved (vehicles included), and any direction of travel.

In order to prevent being the victim of vehicle related theft, please follow these procedures:

  • Lock your vehicles (always)
  • Park in well-lit areas or in a garage (when possible)
  • Use mechanical anti-theft devices (Steering wheel lock, pedal locks)
  • Install ignition / fuel kill switches
  • Install audible alarm
  • Remove all valuables from the vehicle
LL October 27, 2012 at 12:56 AM
Robbin hood October 27, 2012 at 08:01 AM
Yeah but you wont ever see daniel in the street cause he spends every minute of the day on the computer talking out his loose rectum on livermore patch
Californicated1 October 27, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Between the incident on Portola, the fire last Saturday and this incident, there has been way too much tumult in my neighborhood. As for the citizens that got involved in taking down the suspect, they will probably open themselves up to a lawsuit once the suspects' attorneys get through with them, but that will be if the suspects and their attorneys can prove that the civilians went out of their way to cause undo harm on the suspects fleeing the scene of their crime and crashing on Livermore Avenue. About the best thing a civilian caught in that situation should do is stay put, stay out of the way and stay safe. Let the police do their job here. It made no sense for a civilian to put themselves in danger like that, no matter how good people around here think. But those civilians that got involved were definitely not thinking when they took it on themselves to take down the suspects. Ideally, what the civilians should have done was track the suspects' moves and keep LPD on to their movements--from a safe distance. When civilians put themselves in harm's way, there's no telling how things would have turned out here, especially if these suspects were brandishing firearms and were shooting back with them at whoever was chasing them. And besides, the civilians could have also been shot by one of the LPD officers chasing the suspects, too, by accident. Stay alert! Stay alive!
Roger V. Tranfaglia October 27, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Stay Alert (we need more of us!) Stay alive! And get involved! Make that phone call.....
Jorden October 30, 2012 at 02:02 AM
If you have a car like the ones being stolen, if you have 2 more cars park them bumper to bumper so even if they do get in they cant drive off without hitting your car


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