For more than two years, many communities in the Greater Danbury area and across the state have experienced sustained activity of thefts from vehicles and stolen cars. A successful Lock It or Lose It campaign by the Wilton Police Department in late 2018 resulted in a 55-percent reduction in reported thefts from vehicles during 2019 and a 59-percent reduction in reported vehicles stolen last year.
But some of that vigilance has been lost. This year there have been 5 reported stolen vehicles compared to 0 at the same time last year. There have been 15 reported theft from vehicle incidents compared to 8 at the same time last year.
Wilton Police are reminding residents to lock unoccupied vehicles because those left unsecured are an invitation to thieves to keep coming back.