Today North Adams Police posted a description of items they believe may have been stolen recently on their Facebook page.  A number of “distinctive looking knives” and other items they feel look suspicious that were in plane view on the seat of an out-of-state rental vehicle.

If you are missing tools, knives and other items you should contact the North Adams Police Department at 413-664-4945 x 1

There have been a number of car break-ins recently in the area as reported on WUPE earlier this week.  An Adams Police Department post this week warned residents of recent stolen vehicles and car break-ins.

NAPD conducted a field contact involving a out of state rental vehicle and its occupants.

Items seen in plain view inside the vehicle raised suspicion that occupants could be involved in the recent larcenies from vehicles. Involved parties were identified and pictures of items seen were taken.

Due to circumstances this was the only course of action that could be taken at that time.

Several distinctive looking knives were present.
Also present was a tool that tractor trailer drivers use.

If anyone has had knives stolen or the tool mentioned above please call NAPD at 413-664-4945 x 1 and ask for
Ofc. Christopher Gelinas to give a description of the property that was stolen from you.

Please be advised items were not confiscated and NAPD cannot guarantee items will be recovered in the future but it is our hope to gather evidence for future charges.

Thank you in advance.

WUPE post from Monday…

Adams Police Warn of Increased Stolen Cars and Car Break-ins

Adams Police are warring residents of an increase in stolen cars and items stolen out of parked cars.  Police are asking resident to stay alert and if you see something, say something.  The Adams Police number and Facebook post alerting Adams residents is below…

Date: August 17, 2020

In recent days, the Town of Adams has experienced an increase in stolen vehicles and thefts of items from inside parked cars. These incidents are occurring in the late evening and early morning hours. We are asking residents to be vigilant and immediately report suspicious activity to the Adams Police Department.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, these simple tips can help reduce the chance of you becoming a victim:

  • Take your vehicle's key; do not leave it in or on your vehicle.
    Close and lock all windows and doors when you park.
    • Park in well-lit areas, if possible.
    • Never leave valuables in your vehicle, especially if they can be seen from outside the vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Adams Police Department as 413-743-1212.

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