Thieves target Wisconsin Point visitorsWisconsin Point is still offering easy pickings for thieves.
Wisconsin Point is still offering easy pickings for thieves.
Numerous Superior police reports show that people are still leaving valuables out in the open inside their cars while they try to enjoy the beaches on Wisconsin Point. The cars have been targeted both in the parking areas along Wisconsin Point Road and at the end of Moccasin Mike Road at Dutchman’s Creek, according to Superior Police Capt. Matt Markon.
Car windows are being broken and purses are being stolen along with all the usual items you’d carry in a purse — checkbooks, credit cards, cell phones. Even laptop computers have been left within the cabs of vehicles and are being stolen.
The thefts are brazen and quick. In one case, the thieves went right to an ATM at an East End bank and took $280 out of the victim’s account.
Signs along Moccasin Mike Road warn people not to leave valuables in the car, but not everyone is taking the warning seriously.
Markon suggested visitors put any valuables — purses, cell phones, computers, CD cases and other valuable — completely out of sight, preferably in the trunk of a car, behind or underneath seats.
“Don’t give the thieves a reason to break into the car,” he said.
People have reported at least two different vans driving around suspiciously, as if the occupants were looking for cars to break into and then leaving the area rapidly when spotted.
Anyone who notices suspicious activity should call 911 and explain what they saw to the dispatcher. People can call the telephone tip line at 395-7468, send a tip through our Web page or text a tip to TIP411 with the keyword “SPDTIP.” The quickest way to get information to the police is by calling 911.