Increase In Motor Vehicle Thefts In Hancock County

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is asking people to make sure their vehicles are locked and the keys and fobs are secured at all times.

The sheriff’s office says there has been an increase in motor vehicle thefts in Hancock County in recent months.

In many of the cases, the keys of the vehicles that were stolen were easily accessible because they were either in the ignition or visible on the console of the unlocked vehicle.

Additionally, the sheriff’s office reminds people to never a leave a running vehicle unattended.