Police Warn Drivers to Lock Their Vehicles When Parked At The Fair
KENNEWICK, Wash. - Monday night the Demolition Derby was going on at the Benton Franklin County Fair.
Fair organizers said they were about 5,000 people at the event.
Kennewick Police said every year there are a number of vehicles that are broken into while people are attending the fair. Authorities said that thieves are looking for things like wallets, purses, and money.
Kennewick Police Sergeant Scott Child said, "Not only does your stuff wind up getting stolen but many times it gets used and you become a victim of identity thief and it takes months if not years to regain credit and get your life back in order so it's really important that people understand that."
Child said it is important for people to roll up their car windows and keep their doors looked.
There are a number of off duty police officers and there are many security officers that work for the fair, patrolling the area, but people are encouraged to call police if they see suspicious behavior near vehicles.
Child said it is amazing how many times the public helps them solve crimes.