New Crime Stats Show Thefts Are on the Rise in Midland

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Midland Police are sending out an urgent warning.

The latest crime stats are in and they say keeping you, your family and your belongings safe is in your hands.

The latest numbers show the biggest jumps were in theft categories.

Burglaries were up eight percent and auto theft was up ten percent.

Police say many of those thefts were from vehicles that were unlocked, and there were lots of things taken from beds of pick-ups.

They urge everyone to make sure you're taking valuables out of your cars and trucks, and also lock your doors every time you get out.

Right now, the police department is working on an email notification system that will allow residents to track crime happening in and around their area.