Rockford Scanner: Editorial By An Anonymous Source in Reference To Crime in Rockford



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Below is the following editorial by an anonymous source:

Stop Making It Easy For Rockford Criminals!

Once again we see auto theft reported on Rockford Scanner.
Most of it is easily preventable!

I’ve asked a sergeant and a detective in Rockford LE about our far-too-common car thefts.
They said there are three ways that cars are stolen in Rockford:

Owners leave keys in car.

Car keys are stolen in burglary.
Domestic disputes.
In other words, the criminals usually do NOT steal your car unless they find the keys!
They do NOT usually attempt to defeat the steering wheel interlocks installed in ALL cars today.

Therefore, any responsible citizen WHO CARES about stopping our horrible crime problems MUST take the SIMPLE precautions:

DO NOT leave your keys anywhere in your car.

DO NOT leave your car running unattended.
DO NOT leave your car unlocked.
Within your residence, HIDE your car keys well (don’t hang them on a hook on the wall or put them in a drawer; better to keep them on your person at all times.)

If you are in a relationship with a criminal or abuser or loser, get out of it NOW
We’ve had innocent people in Rockford killed by criminals driving stolen cars, and many other crimes are facilitated by the use of stolen cars.
Car owners’ negligence threatens ALL of us.
It also diverts LE from dealing with more serious crimes.

People who read Rockford Scanner KNOW how bad our crime is.
Please take the EASY precautions necessary to STOP some of it, or it will certainly continue.

And God bless our law enforcement, who do the best they can, in this awful era of widespread daily criminal predation.



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