Police advise securing firearms

With the holiday season approaching, the Slaton Police Department is once again urging residents to lock up their homes and vehicles and hide valuables from plain sight — especially firearms.

Despite pleas from officials, police are still dealing with a rash of vehicle burglaries, as well as thefts from unsecured homes.

According to Slaton PD Sgt. Steve Dekraker, the department has investigated the theft of eight firearms from vehicles and homes over the past six weeks.

Read more in this week’s edition of The Slatonite.

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