Don’t Become a Victim of Crimes of Opportunity

The investigation is still ongoing in the burglary and theft cases that span the region and resulted in the arrest of at least two individuals. As investigators continue to sort through property and evidence, a timely reminder has been issued by the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office. “A vast majority of the thefts and burglaries that occur are crimes of opportunity. We would like to stress to citizens to keep your vehicles locked and remove valuables or, at minimum, don’t leave items in your vehicles where they are easily seen and accessible.” The Sheriff’s Office also emphasized that this applies to homes as well. “Locked doors, closed garage doors, and getting packages off your porch, all help in reducing crimes of opportunity.” The thieves in last month’s string of burglaries committed their crimes at all times of day and even in a few cases, when families were still at the home. Be sure to report suspicious activity and keep an eye out for your neighbors as well.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.