Police urge people to lock their car doors

ST. JOHNSBURY — There’s been a recent surge in vehicle break-ins, and police urge people to lock their car doors. “In the past three or four days, we’ve had seven or eight motor vehicles entered during the night,” said Chief Tim Page. “We would urge everyone to lock their vehicles for the evening and if they have been broken into to give us a call (802-748-2314),” he said. Most of the vehicles entered have been parked in the village, and the chief said it hasn’t been one particular area. A couple of other vehicles outside the special services district were targeted and Vermont State Police are looking into those crimes. There has been no forced entry into any of the vehicles; the person responsible is targeting only vehicles left unlocked.