Winthrop Police Respond to Motor Vehicle Break-Ins

Winthrop Police Department
Chief Terence M. Delehanty
3 Metcalf Square
Winthrop, MA 02152

For Immediate Release

Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018

Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Winthrop Police Respond to Motor Vehicle Break-Ins

Residents Reminded to Secure Their Cars to Prevent Theft

WINTHROP — Chief Terence Delehanty and the Winthrop Police Department are issuing an alert to the community after multiple recent reports of motor vehicle break-ins

Winthrop Police received several calls from residents both Wednesday morning and earlier today reporting that their cars had been entered during the night prior to the reports being filed. In many of the incidents, cash, credit cards, electronics, gift cards and other items left inside the vehicles were stolen.

Officers have responded to 10 reports of motor vehicle break-ins since yesterday morning.

“It’s important for residents to remember to lock their vehicles every time they leave it unattended to help ensure that they don’t fall victim to crimes of opportunity,” Chief Delehanty said. “Many thefts from motor vehicles can be prevented by simply locking your car doors and removing valuables from inside.”

The Winthrop Police Department offers the following tips for residents:

  • Always lock all car doors.
  • Roll up windows and close sunroofs.
  • Never leave loose electronics in plain view.
  • Do not leave money in your car or loose change in plain view.
  • Call police immediately if you notice something missing.


Anyone who would like to report suspicious activity should call 911 immediately. Anyone with information on the break-ins that occurred this week are asked to call the Winthrop Police Department Detective Unit at 617-539-5815.


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