While Westlake Village and surrounding communities are mostly free from the serious forms of crime, the area continues to be plagued with burglaries and car break-ins. Sheriff's deputies say the vehicle-related crimes could be cut in half if residents would stop leaving personal articles and items of value in plain view.
The number of items stolen from unlocked vehicles is about the same as those taken from locked vehicles, but the overall number of burglaries has doubled in ...
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