EPD Arrests Vehicle Trespass Suspect
In two separate instances in the past eight days, Erie Police Officers arrested two suspects for 1st Degree Criminal Trespass to motor vehicles. In both cases, the vehicles were unlocked, the suspects reside outside Town, and trespassed in the early morning hours. In both instances, officers were in the right place at the right time. Unfortunately, we cannot always be everywhere. These crimes of opportunity are on the rise metro-wide. In Erie in 2020, the Town received 150 reports of motor vehicle trespasses compared to 68 in 2019.
Now is the right time to talk with your neighbors, friends, and family about their plan to secure valuables and how best to call us if you see anything suspicious at 303-441-4444. Learn more, including how to remove crimes of opportunity, in the news release.