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Burglaries hit Meyers’ cars

Gregory Crofton

Thieves are coming out at night and being drawn to unlocked cars in Meyers.

In the last month, CDs, sunglasses, change and anything else left overnight in a vehicle have been stolen from about 20 cars.

“Unless you’re parking your car in a garage, you need to lock it at night,” said El Dorado County Sheriff’s Sgt. Bob Johnston. “This is not the wintertime so you don’t have to worry about a lock freezing. People need to be aware.”

Johnston believes the burglars are on foot. He said they have stolen from cars in all areas of Meyers.

This type of burglary comes in waves at South Shore. In March, deputies caught Paul Lowe, a 20-year-old from South Lake Tahoe, whom they believed stole from about eight unlocked cars.

Raley’s surveillance video nabbed the man cashing stolen vouchers. Investigators linked him to a residence where they found a stash of CDs, sunglasses and flashlights, among other things.

In September, South Lake Tahoe Police had to deal with a rash of more than 30 car break-ins. In that case, police arrested three young men who had been smashing their way into vehicles.

Anyone with information about the recent crimes in Meyers is asked to call El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department at (530) 573-3000 or Secret Witness at (530) 541-6800.

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