Troopers to hikers – don’t leave valuables in vehicles

T">OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Vermont State Police are warning the hiking public not to leave valuables in vehicles parked at the trailheads of recreation areas and state parks. Last year many cars were broken into at hiking access locations across Vermont. Valuables stolen from cars include purses, ipads, ipods, cash, credit cards, debit cards, social security cards, wallets, and jewelry. These crimes occur each summer and into the fall months in Vermont. Troopers are asking that hikers take their valuables with them on their hike or simply leave valuables at home.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn the past, car break-ins have occurred frequently at Mt. Philo State Park in Charlotte, Camel’s Hump State Park in Huntington & Duxbury, Underhill State Park in Underhill, Snake Mountain Hiking Access in Addison, Falls of Lana Access in Salisbury, Silver Lake Access in Goshen, Lincoln Gap Access in Lincoln and The Robert Frost Trail in Ripton.

Troopers will be conducting patrols at hiking access points throughout Vermont and ask that you contact the local barracks where a specific incident took place should a crime occur.  If you see any suspicious activity or vehicles at any of the trailheads or hiking access areas contact the State Police Barracks covering that area.  A state map with barracks locations and coverage areas can be found here.

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