City officials say car break-ins continue to rise in Central Springfield

City officials say car break ins continue to rise in Central Springfield

Central Springfield is seeing more car break-ins.

Ward 6 Alderwoman Kristin DiCenso said the number is not going down. In fact, she thinks it might be rising.

Just Tuesday, residents on Williams Blvd. said someone broke into their car while they were putting away groceries.

Police say never to leave the car unlocked and never leave any packages in plain sight.

Residents in the area say everyone should stay vigilant as more break-ins could happen during the holidays.

“I think you just have to be conscious of what you’re doing,” David Jenkins, Ward 6 resident. “And where you keep your stuff and keep your stuff concealed and of course we have a dog and so no one gets into this house.”

Ald. DiCenso said Ward 6 has seen several dozen break-ins over the last few months.

One nearby neighborhood, Harvard Park, created a new neighborhood watch.

Their next meeting is in January at the Harvard Park Baptist Church at 5:30 p.m.

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