4-wheelers being stolen
Published 8:56 pm Wednesday, October 12, 2005
The Escambia County Sheriff's Office is taking several theft reports in the area seriously and is warning residents who own all terrain vehicles to take precautions.
The sheriff's office has taken several reports of 4-wheeler (ATV) thefts recently in Escambia County. According to a news release, most of the thefts occurred in rural areas of the county and it's unknown the time of day they were taken.
Sheriff's officials are urging everyone to be more vigilant in protecting their property by taking photographs of their 4-wheeler so that it can be more easily identifiable in case it is taken. Record the VIN number, year, make and model and any other identifiable markings on the 4-wheeler and keep it in a safe place.
Sheriff's officials are also recommending those who have 4-wheelers at hunting camps or any places other than their residence to take the 4-wheelers to a secure location where it can be watched daily, and if that's not possible, secure the 4-wheeler with a thick lock and chain to a permanent fixture so that no one can easily get away with the vehicle.