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Another Round Of Tire And Rim Thefts In Bryan, And Battery Thefts In Brazos County Suburban And Rural Areas

Bryan police report another round of tire and rim thefts is underway. BPD notified WTAW News the thefts during the last five weeks have been in nine neighborhoods. Neighbors have been asked to review surveillance videos to assist investigators.

In the 24 hour period ending Wednesday afternoon, the Brazos County sheriff’s office received six reports of battery thefts at rural and suburban locations. The range of batteries being taken include those to power electric driveway gates, run oil well sites, heavy machinery, and personal vehicles.

Dates, times, and locations of tire and rim thefts reported to Bryan police:

9/07–9/08 between 11:30 p.m.–6:30 a.m. in the Silkwood/Clearleaf area
9/10–9/11 between 10:30 p.m.–7:00 a.m. on Settlers Way

9/22–9/23 between 11:30 p.m.–4:00 a.m. in the Turning Leaf/Stubbs/Acheson areas and at Clearleaf mobile home park

10/1-10/2 between 8:00 p.m.–8:00 a.m. on Hidden Hollow

10/14-10/15 between 10:00 p.m.–7:30 a.m. on Nagle/Aspen and Aggie Station apartments, along Kent, and along Holick

10/15–10/16 between 10:00 p.m.–6:30 a.m. on Sorrento Court and Positano Loop

Residents that live on the listed streets or any streets within the immediate area and have security cameras, are asked to review their footage and contact BPD at 979-209-5300 or Brazos County Crime Stoppers at 979-775-TIPS (8477).

Additional information from the Brazos County sheriff’s office about battery thefts:

The Brazos County Sheriff’s Office has noted an increasing number of battery thefts.

Throughout the county, suspects are removing batteries from vehicles, oil well sites, heavy machinery and electric driveway gates.

Most batteries do not have serial numbers which makes it hard to identify when a battery may be stolen.

We recommend applying a unique marking to your property, such as an owner applied identifier.

Some other things you can do to help protect yourself from battery theft:

· Locking your battery in place.
· Locking your vehicle when unattended.
· Removing your battery if you will not be using the equipment for extended periods of time.
· Placing security cameras at electric gates.
· Keeping record of detailed battery information such as brand name and/or model number.

As always, if you witness an incident that you believe is suspicious, call Brazos County 9-1-1 at 979-361-3888 and a Deputy will respond.

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Posted by on Oct 17 2019. Filed under Featured Stories, Local News for Newsletter, News.
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