Grays Harbor vehicle prowls on the rise, mostly taking advantage of unlocked doors

The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents of vehicle prowls throughout the county that seem to be taking advantage of unlocked doors.
Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate tells us on Tuesday deputies took several reports of vehicle prowls that occurred around the Clemons Road area of Montesano, and East Central Park (Aberdeen). The prowls appear to have occurred between Sunday night and early Monday morning. All but one of the vehicle prowls involved items taken from unlocked vehicles. The one vehicle prowl where forced entry was made most likely occurred because the vehicle had a number of power tools inside, to include a chainsaw, Skill saw, reciprocating saw, etc. All of those items were stolen. Items taken from the other vehicle prowls included purses, car keys, raingear, cell phone chargers, etc. The specific locations of the vehicle prowls and thefts occurred on Englund Avenue (Montesano), residences in the 100-200 block of Clemons Road, and Haek Lane of Central Park.