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Sheriff warns of growing rate of battery thefts

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MetroWest Reports

    GREELEY — The Weld County Sheriff’s Office has seen a large increase in the number of property thefts since September, the majority of them involving motor vehicle batteries.
    Several hundred batteries have been stolen to date throughout Weld County, most of them from semi trucks, heavy equipment or batteries stored in unsecured locations.
    Most reported thefts, according to the sheriff’s office, happen late at night or in early morning hours.
    The sheriff’s office is asking the public to mark batteries in some way that they would be able to identify the battery as theirs. To help combat the thefts, vehicles should be parked in well lit areas and if possible behind locked fences.
    The Weld County Sheriff’s Office would appreciate any help or tips you may have regarding these crimes or offenders. If you have any information, contact Dana Mellon at 970-356-4015, ext. 2825. If you witness any crime being committed please call 911. You can also contact Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit their website at www.nococrimestoppers.com.