BA Police: Auto thefts on the rise

BA Police: Auto thefts on the rise (KTUL)

Broken Arrow police say they’ve seen an increase in auto thefts.

Megan Peevyhouse doesn’t know exactly where it happened.

“We think it has to be one of those housed back there,” she said.

But Peevyhouse knows what did happened on West Los Angeles Street in Broken Arrow, the place she’s called home for the past three years.

Two teens are accused of stealing a car early Friday morning in the dead of night, then leading police on a short chase before getting caught.

“It’s unsettling to me because I’m a worrier,” Peevyhouse said. “I worry about a lot of things.”

Sadly, car thefts like this one, even car break-ins, are on the rise in Broken Arrow.

“It normally increases during the summer months,” said James Koch with the Broken Arrow Police Department.

But he said the numbers are unusually high this summer.

“From the month of July alone, as compared to July of last year, we have seen over a hundred percent increase,” said Koch.

He said they’re not sure why that is.

The good news is, you don’t have to be a victim. There are a lot of things you can do to to keep this from happening to you.

Never leave things inside your car like your cell phone, your charger or even your glasses.

Koch said it’s something officers want you to know.

“We are trying to get the message out,” he said. “We’re trying to notify the public of what’s happening.”

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Broken Arrow police have more tips on how to keep your car safe listed on their Facebook page.


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