Jeffrey Gillen, Chief
Public Safety Building
181 Main St
Groveland, MA 01834
For Immediate Release
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Groveland Police Issue Alert to Residents After Attempted Motor Vehicle Break-in
GROVELAND — Chief Jeffrey T. Gillen and the Groveland Police Department are urging residents to lock their vehicles after an attempted motor vehicle break-in occurred in town early this morning.
Earlier today, Groveland Police received a report from a resident who stated that their home security camera caught a male attempting to break into their vehicle, which was parked in the driveway. Nothing was reported stolen. This incident occurred in the area of Stonebridge Road and Center Street.
“These residents did the right thing by locking their car doors, even while they were home with the vehicle parked in the driveway,” Chief Gillen said. “We cannot stress enough how important it is to keep your vehicles secure even if they are parked safely at your residence. It is the best way to deter this type of criminal activity.”
In order to prevent thefts from motor vehicles, Groveland Police are advising residents to always lock their vehicles, and to never leave their belongings, especially those of value, in the car or in plain view. If the items need to be in the vehicle, secure them in the trunk, which should be locked with the items out of sight.
Anyone with information about this incident or who needs to report a similar incident should contact the Groveland Police Department at 978-521-1212.