Police: Car thefts on the rise in Fairfield

Posted: Updated:
FAIRFIELD -

Police in Fairfield are warning residents to take precautions as the number of car thefts in the area is on the rise.

Police say 35 cars have been stolen since April 1. In many cases, they say the cars are left unlocked with the keys inside. Police say they are not seeing cars with windows broken and many are not hot-wired either. 

Sgt. Michael Paris, of the Fairfield Police Department, says cars that have a push button start are easy targets if the keys are left inside.

Police say the most recent incident happened Wednesday morning, when a car was stolen right out of someone's driveway. Police say the man left his car unlocked with the keys inside while he ran into the house.

In addition to car thefts, police say the number of reports of items stolen from cars has also increased. 

  • Connecticut SlideshowsGalleriesMore>>

  • 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards

    24th annual Critics' Choice Awards

    "Roma" was the top winner at the Critics' Choice Awards, winning best picture, foreign language film and a pair of individual honors for director Alfonso Cuaron.
    "Roma" was the top winner at the Critics' Choice Awards, winning best picture, foreign language film and a pair of individual honors for director Alfonso Cuaron.
  • Your Photos: National Dress Up Your Pet Day

    Your Photos: National Dress Up Your Pet Day

    Got a snapshot of Sparky in a suit or Fido in a fedora? We want to see!
    Got a snapshot of Sparky in a suit or Fido in a fedora? We want to see!
  • VIEW: Old Tappan Zee Bridge gets demolished with explosives

    VIEW: Old Tappan Zee Bridge gets demolished with explosives

    Tuesday, January 15 2019 11:47 AM EST2019-01-15 16:47:07 GMT

    The remains of the old eastbound Tappan Zee Bridge were demolished with explosive charges Tuesday, Jan. 15.

    The remains of the old eastbound Tappan Zee Bridge were demolished with explosive charges Tuesday, Jan. 15.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."