It's the first day of practice with pads for 3rd grader Colby Whitcher. His parents, Jennifer and Ryan sitting on the sidelines cheering him on.
“It's gorgeous. It's so nice to be outside instead of inside. Instead of being outside and sweating to death, we're actually out enjoying it,” Jennifer Whitcher said.
And while they're enjoying watching practice, their car is just feet away, unlocked windows down. Which isn’t uncommon around here. We spoke with Lake Zorinsky visitors who say sometimes they don't even close their windows of lock their doors, making sure they have no valuables in view, to stop anyone from trying to break open their window.
Police say they've had reports of several break-ins in the last few months. The Whitcher's says they're watching closely.
“We try to stay real close to it. We don't keep a whole lot of valuable stuff in the van. We just try to get close to it,” Jennifer said.
But they also hope that other park goers are too.
“Not only to help the laws enforcement and to make sure your car doesn't get broken into but just being overall conscious of what's going on around you,” Ryan said.
If you have to leave valuables in your car, be sure they're hidden, locking them in the trunk is usually best.