A catalytic converter might look like a dirty piece of pipe to many; however, thieves see green – as in cash – when they cut the part from the underside of a car. “It’s the precious metals, particularly platinum, that have made catalytic converter thefts something law enforcement around the
Many family gatherings and shopping trips are back on this year, which means criminals are back in action to steal gifts and money. “This time of year always brings concerns for safety and security,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Distractions lingering from the pandemic and the holiday season could
Koon’s Watch Rail Safety Week begins next week. The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness and promote education surrounding railroad rights-of-ways and grade crossings. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department’s Traffic Division is once again participating in Operation Clear Track, coordinated by Amtrak and Operation Lifesaver, on September 21.
Koon’s Watch They’re our most precious cargo—are we securing them safely? Child Passenger Safety Week is later this month. It’s a time for law enforcement agencies across the nation and U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to share important information regarding the appropriate car seat for our
Koon’s Watch Summer weather means more people out and about; more time to enjoy outdoor activities like walking. Whether it’s walking down a city block, a country road or a suburban sidewalk, everyone is a pedestrian at some point during the day. And like drivers, pedestrians have a responsibility to
Koon’s Watch Every day on roads across Lexington County, law enforcement officers and other first responders put their lives at risk in order to help save lives and keep people safe. Traffic-related incidents are the leading cause of death for on-duty law enforcement officers. We work in dangerous situations all
Koon’s Watch Warmer temperatures means more people are leaving the windows down in their vehicles and more people are leaving their cars running attended to cool off before their commutes. This equals multiple opportunities for thieves to get inside your vehicle and steal it. The best theft prevention method is