Police advise caution in forest, on pointWith summer weather on its way, people will be headed out to Wisconsin Point to enjoy the beach along Lake Superior.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
With summer weather on its way, people will be headed out to Wisconsin Point to enjoy the beach along Lake Superior.
“This area in the city of Superior has been the target of thieves in years past,” said Superior Police Capt. Matt Markon. Already this year the department has responded to a number of car break-ins at the parking areas along Wisconsin Point and Dutchman’s Creek, located at the end of Moccasin Mike Road.
Over the summer, officers plan to post flyers on windshields reminding people of the break-ins and giving them information on how to decrease their chances of being the victim of a theft. Markon said people should put all valuables out of sight, preferably in the trunk of the car.
“Thieves will break windows to get into cars that have valuable items left out in the open,” he said. “It is better to put valuables out of sight and lock the car than to give the thieves a reason to break a window.” Items that have been reported stolen from vehicles at Wisconsin Point include wallets, purses, laptop computers, GPS devices and backpacks.
The parking lot at the entrance to the Millennium Trail at North 28th Street and Wyoming Avenue is another spot where thieves have targeted cars. Markon said the same precautions should be used when parking in that lot.