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Lock up your cars to prevent theft

By: Martha Garcia, Colfax Record Editor
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Lock your cars. That’s the message Sgt. Andrew Scott, commander of the Placer Sheriff’s station in Colfax, wants to get out. “Over the last several weeks, we’ve been noting an increase in thefts from unlocked vehicles overnight in the neighborhood bisected by North Foresthill Avenue,” Scott said. The thefts have occurred on both sides of the street that is between Highway 174 and South Auburn Street. Taken in the burglaries were electronics such us laptop computers and GPS units, Scott said. Items that are stolen, then recovered, can more easily be returned to owners who have recorded serial numbers of their possessions. “We recommend that you lock your cars at night and keep an eye out for your neighbors’ property as well,” Scott said. Better yet, he stressed, don’t leave valuables in plain sight in vehicles, day or night. In other crime reports, Scott noted the arrest on Aug. 2 of Glenn Lawrence Aymar, 57, a registered sex offender. Scott said Aymar was living in the unincorporated area of Placer County, then moved to Auburn, but was found staying at a house on Sunset Circle in Colfax. Aymar was taken into custody by sheriff’s deputies for failing to register as required within five days of changing residences and for failing to register the concurrent address. On July 18, a juvenile suspect was arrested for having parts from a BMX bike belonging to another juvenile. The juvenile suspect was charged with burglary and theft and released to his parents, Scott said. “They (the Sheriff’s Office) and Deputy Don Bohn did a lot of work in locating the suspect and recovering the bicycle. Unfortunately, the bike had been taken apart and parts sold and given to other people,” Scott said. The bike had been stolen from an unlocked garage on Foster Road, another reason to keep doors locked and watch your property, Scott said. In another more potentially dangerous incident on July 3, Terry Leo Kramer, 47, a Tokayana Way resident, appeared at a neighbor’s door, brandished a pocketknife and a switchblade and threatened to kill the victim, Scott said. “The victim was able to close the door before any violence occurred,” Scott said. “Deputies located and arrested the suspect in the neighborhood for criminal threats, possession of a switch blade knife, brandishing a deadly weapon, and a parole hold.”