Posted: Jul 23, 2012 12:06 PM by Ian Auzenne
The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office is urging residents to protect themselves from burglars. Sheriff Mark Hebert says his deputies are investigating four home and vehicle burglaries in the Bayou Vista area. Hebert says some of the burglaries could have been prevented if the victims would have locked the doors and windows to their homes and cars. Hebert reminds residents to set their alarm systems before leaving their home or car. He also advises residents not to leave valuable in plain sight. Hebert says if you leave on vacation, ask a neighbor to check your home, but don't advertise your vacation online or hide spare key inside or outside your home. If you see suspicious activity, call the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office at 985-384-1622 or 337-828-1960.