State Police warn of trail head vehicle break-ins

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LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York State Police have issued a warning after a series of vehicle break-ins at multiple Adirondack trailheads. Police say valuables including purses and credit cards were taken.

The break-ins took place between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday on trailheads in the Lake George and Washington County areas.

Hikers and other visitors are advised to not leave valuables in sight if leaving a vehicle unattended. If possible, valuables should not be left in vehicles at all.

Investigator William Shea said in a phone call on Monday that the department did not believe the weekend break-ins to be part of a larger issue at this time.

“It could have been done by a couple of people in one day, and then they got what they got and now they’re moving onto something else,” Shea said. “At this point it doesn’t seem like it’s something that’s recurring.

State Police say they are actively investigating these incidents. Anyone with information is asked to call SP Queensbury at (518) 583-7000.

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