A home invasion and numerous car thefts - WSFA.com: News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL.

Wood County sheriff investigating multiple thefts

Posted: Updated:
  • More newsMore>>

  • Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

    Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

    Sunday, April 20 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-04-20 11:22:37 GMT
    Pope Francis is celebrating Christianity's most joyous day, Easter Sunday, under sunny skies in St. Peter's Square.More >>
    Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted many Christians.More >>
  • Shootout in eastern Ukraine leaves 1 dead

    Shootout in eastern Ukraine leaves 1 dead

    Sunday, April 20 2014 6:22 AM EDT2014-04-20 10:22:49 GMT
    The Ukrainian and Russian governments are reporting a shootout at a checkpoint set up by pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine that has left one person dead and others hospitalized with gunshot wounds.More >>
    The Ukrainian and Russian governments are reporting a shootout at a checkpoint set up by pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine that has left one person dead and others hospitalized with gunshot wounds.More >>
  • 4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal

    4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:42 AM EDT2014-04-20 09:42:34 GMT
    Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria have returned home to France.More >>
    Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists.More >>
WOOD COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn is investigating a home break-in and numerous car thefts throughout the county. According to Wasylyshyn, there have been several different thefts in Bowling Green, Perrysburg, Pemberville and Grand Rapids.

The most alarming was a home break-in where the homeowners returned home to find  their dogs running outside, their TV, jewelry, and firearms gone. One Bowling Green storage facility was also the recent target of thieves, who broke in and removed the outboard motor from a boat in storage for the past year. 
    
You don't have to be a victim, there are ways you can protect your things. First check the security of the facility. Wasylyshyn says you need to look for gates and cameras to make sure your possessions are safe. There are also safety services you can use right at home. 
    
"We do vacation checks," says Sheriff Wasylyshyn. "If you go on vacation you can go right to our website and fill information on what vehicles belong there, what lights are going to be on and we will be on and we check the house."

Thefts and burglaries are lower than average this year, but the sheriff says it always helps to keep an eye out on suspicious activity.

Click here to learn how you can do vacation checks.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow