SCSO: Recent Spike in Auto Thefts, Some Car Parts Desirable Now

CANTON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – The new and used car market is in flux right now, and it may be contributing to an increase in crime.

The Stark County Sheriff’s Office says there has been a recent spike in auto thefts.

In a news release, Sheriff George Maier says thieves are interested in the vehicles themselves, or perhaps parts: catalytic converters, engines, transmissions; even radios are hot right now.

That’s saying nothing of the items on the seat of your car, like electronics and purses.

It’s more of the same advice: lock your doors, take your keys and enable the vehicle alarm.