Note to Residence: There have been a number of complaints regarding cars being parked in the street. This causes a restricion in the traffic flow and frustrate homeowners, not to mention this can affect traffic patterns for school buses and emergency vehicles. Please make sure cars are parked in the driveway and if you have guest over, please make sure they park in your driveway.
Larceny Alert from James City County Police Dept
Recently the upper end of the county has been hit with a rash of ”theft from a vehicle” calls. In all the cases the vehicle has been left unlocked and items were left in the vehicle. This type of crime is simply a crime of opportunity. The suspect(s) get out of a car, walk up in your yard or driveway and try the doors to your vehicle. If it is unlocked, they enter the vehicle and rummage through, taking anything. They then move on to the next vehicle. Very rarely do they break a window to enter the vehicle. This causes to much noise and takes time. Now, if there is something of high value left in plain sight they may be willing to take the time and/or chance to break the window.