The Kerrville Police Department is investigating four vehicle break-ins in Louise Hays Park and the trailhead at G Street on Saturday.
Kerrville Police Department Sgt. Jonathan Lamb said officers responded to a call at 2:55 p.m. at Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive, to a report of vehicle burglaries in the west parking lot. Officers said two people reported that vehicle windows were broken sometime between 2 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. and items removed, including a purse.
While concluding their investigation at the park, officers received another call for a vehicle burglary at the G Street Trailhead, 152 G. Street. Officers found a similar situation with broken windows and a pair of purses taken.
Officers received descriptions of persons and vehicles seen around these vehicle burglaries. The department’s criminal investigation division is handling the investigation.
“The vast majority of vehicle burglaries in Kerrville take place at night in residential areas, when unlocked cars are targeted,” Lamb wrote in an email. “Daylight vehicle burglaries, especially involving forced entry, are fortunately rare here. KPD continues to advise people to take simple and common sense precautions: remove valuables from parked vehicles, if unable to take an item with you, hide it or lock it in the trunk if possible, and never leave your vehicle unlocked. Locking your car still remains the best deterrent to a vehicle burglary. And as always, we ask that citizens be vigilant and report suspicious activity.”