Note of Caution. Auto theft in Orange County

While those of us who reside in Mission Viejo take great pride in living in “one of the safest cities in America” we should not let our guard down. According to OCSD Lt. Steve Bernardi, M.V. Chief of Police Services, “between May and November, at least 24 SUV’s were stolen from the Nordstrom parking structure at the Shops at Mission Viejo.” Although the OCSD has increased patrols we must take responsibility to protect our private property and be sure to lock our cars whenever we park them outdoors.

Let me add that this activity may also be occurring at other malls around the County. Don’t think it cannot happen to you. Always play it safe. Lock your car doors and, if possible, don’t leave your packages in open view of your cars.


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