Recent burglaries of vehicles under investigation

by | Oct 22, 2021 | Area news, Latest

Lock your vehicle’s doors and shut your garage door so you’ll be a step ahead of thieves. That’s the message local police officers want you to remember.

Last week, in the early hours of Oct. 12, a number of unlocked vehicles, including some in partially open garages, were burglarized throughout the city.

As of the afternoon of Oct. 12, Farmersville police had received 13 burglary of motor vehicle reports.

The increased number of incidents was not contained to Farmersville alone. Princeton police reported over 45 motor vehicle burglaries in the past several days and Rockwall County and the city of Melissa added to the increase in these types of reports.

Farmersville Detective John Williams included a post on the department’s social media asking residents to report any suspicious activity and share video evidence if they were able to do so.

He also offered a simple message to the community.

“We want to encourage our residents to please lock your vehicles, garages, or anything that is susceptible to theft on your property,” Williams said.

Like Farmersville, nearby community police departments reported that most of the vehicles that were ‘hit’ were unlocked.

Farmersville Police Chief Michael Sullivan said they were in contact with the neighboring departments and were following leads as they were made available.

“We are continuing to investigate all tips and leads, including those from other law enforcement departments,” he added.

If you have information to share about these burglaries or other suspected activity, Farmersville PD is asking you to notify Detective Williams at 972.782.6141

0 Comments

Related News

Toy Run to stop in Farmersville Saturday

Giving Tuesday may have passed, but it’s never too late to donate a Christmas gift for a child in Collin County. For the past 15 years, there has been an annual Toy Run, a motorcycle ride where bikers collect toys to donate to Collin County Toys for Tots. This year’s...

read more
Running for Joy

Running for Joy

The ride is almost over for FHS senior Brady Tidwell. Serving as a captain on both the football and basketball teams, Tidwell has loved the opportunity to represent Farmersville in his senior season. With two weeks away until the start of district play in basketball,...

read more
Help needed for Sonja’s Angels

Help needed for Sonja’s Angels

Over 15 years ago, a mother-daughter team decided to forgo gifts for each other in favor of gifting residents at senior care facilities in Farmersville. The original plan was to adopt a couple of angels at the former Hinton Home that first year, however, Tamera...

read more
New purpose for old building

New purpose for old building

A building where customers were able to purchase meat, potatoes and assorted other groceries has been given new life as a technical education and engineering center that, in the words of one Farmersville school administrator, is likely to “change the lives” of...

read more
City ramps up for holidays

City ramps up for holidays

What started as a celebratory event in 2020 following a difficult year impacted by the pandemic, continues this holiday season with Farmersville Lights and much more. For the past several weekends, the mayor, townspeople, and city workers have stepped up to help...

read more
Lady Farmers volleyball earn all-district awards

Lady Farmers volleyball earn all-district awards

The Farmersville volleyball team saw their hard work pay off for their successful 2021 with several teammates earning postseason honors. Finishing with a 40-3 record, the Lady Farmers won their fifth straight district title and reaching the state quarterfinals. Here...

read more
Farmers defeat Gunter

Farmers defeat Gunter

The Farmersville boys basketball team used a solid start to the third quarter to win their first game of the season 68-53 over Gunter Friday night.  The Farmers (1-2) started hot, scoring the game’s first seven points and leading by four at the end of the first....

read more
Girls basketball tips off season

Girls basketball tips off season

The Farmersville girls basketball season is ready to hit the court despite a compressed timeframe. They opened the season a week after the end of the volleyball season, traveling to Van Alstyne Tuesday, Nov. 16. The results were not available at our press print...

read more
Send a letter to Santa this Christmas!

Send a letter to Santa this Christmas!

If you’re the parents/guardians of elementary school-age children, the News is collecting Letters to Santa again this year. The letters will be printed in the December 23 edition of The Farmersville Times. Please print out the attached document/image, have your child...

read more